As more students and professors experiment with making short videos to post to YouTube or other video-sharing web sites, many run up against concerns about potential copyright violations–especially if they want to use a clip from a Hollywood movie or other copyrighted work, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. Now, new guidelines released this week by researchers at American University’s Center for Social Media hope to help non-lawyers navigate the confusing world of U.S. copyright law and its "fair use" provision. They’re part of a guide called the "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video"…

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