User Generated Content

Creating video mash-ups, memes, and spoofs of popular culture are just a few examples of the sorts of creative re-use of copyright protected works often found on the Internet. Formally called user generated content, non-commercial new works that are created by those using the works of others are commonplace. The short video below introduces you to an important section of the Copyright Act that applies to this kind of creative use and re-use. While the video assumes a mash-up video, the exception applies to all kinds of media.