Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: New York Foundation for Arts
20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYFA Artists: $10
Others: $15
Please register in advance on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Closest Subway
* F to York Street station.

Relatively Close Subway
* A to High Street / Brooklyn Bridge station.

Join video-maker and Emmy Award winning editor Paul Dougherty for a discussion based on his YouTube copyright and Fair Use experiences. The 100+ clips on Paul’s page were a mix of original work (some of which appear in the MoMA Collection), mash-ups and vintage videos. This YouTube presence accumulated over a million views despite having been shutdown for 3.5 years over alleged copyright violations. Paul successfully challenged three strikes (takedowns) with the help of American University’s Intellectual Property Law Clinic, and his YouTube account and videos were fully reconstituted and reinstated. Dougherty will describe the nature of the challenges and counter-notifications as well as ways to prepare for a Fair Use defense. The discussion will include “transformative” Fair Use as well as curation and commentary, all increasingly important in the age of blog hosts (WordPress, Tumblr, etc.), YouTube, and Facebook.

Paul Dougherty’s YouTube Channel.

American’s University on Paul’s Fair Use case.

The discussion will touch on the archival practice at the heart of many of Dougherty’s videos. From 1980-84 he amassed a collection of 1600 off-air (off-cable) clips on u-matic videotapes, most of which was migrated to digital.  

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Paul Dougherty started as an editor in 1977 at a NYC broadcast video facility. Before that he had worked with many well known video artists at the Synapse Visiting Artist Program (Syracuse University). He has edited for every network news division as well as the BBC. During 2011-12 he edited over 40 mini-documentaries for the Gagosian Gallery’s iPad App, a quarterly publication. Dougherty won his Emmy for the first season of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. His punk roots include being a founding member of Metropolis Video, a collective of video makers that were among the first to shoot at CBGB’s. In 1975 the group shot Blondie and the Talking Heads multi-camera. He has had one man shows at the Kitchen and the ICA (London).

This event is organized by NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship team. The program allows individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using NYFA’s tax-exempt status as a 501©(3)-classified organization. Under NYFA’s fiscal sponsorship, artists and organizations can optimize the reach of their fundraising efforts. Learn more about the program here

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