Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Gene Policinski, vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, reported today that he has been unable to find a single instance in which a journalist was sued for using music as ambient noise on an audio recording of a news interview.
It's important to note: Policinski is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. He merely shared his research on the issue of fair use to participants of the Diversity Institute's Online and Multimedia Seminar.
Policinski: "It's an unsettled question only because we can't find a court opinion that's determined it one way or another."
Maybe we can actually use some of the audio we recorded today while reporting audio slideshows!