Thirsty Thursday: Fair Use and the Dramatist

On a subject near and dear to Daily Revolution readers, fair use, comes today’s featured video, hot off the presses from The Dramatists Guild of America.  Following a scuffle over Three’s Company spoof 3C, the lines on what is fair use were cleared up a bit.  The court said “the more transformative the new work, the  less will be the significance of other factors like commercialism, that may way against a finding of fair use. ”  So sharpen those pencils and play!

Moderated by Ralph Sevush, the Guild’s Executive Director of Business Affairs, this panel  discusses the recent decision in Adjmi v. Three’s Company, the Jersey Boys conundrum, and what happens when your work is parodied or otherwise transformed by another artist. Hear from author and litigation victor David Adjmi, copyright attorney Hillel Parness, Esq., and theatrical agent Scott Chaloff of WME about the various perspectives and complexities at play with this affirmative defense called “Fair Use”.