This was an interesting concept. I did not know anything about Fair Use and I found it very interesting. I didn’t know it was ok to use small insignificant portions of a video to create something different. I wondered when we did screen captures of the Noir movies a few weeks ago if it was really legal to capture a picture and not use some kind of “Bibliography” or “Works Sited” page. Now I understand why we did not need this. I think the extension of the copyright laws is a little overboard, I agree with the message on the “Ted Talks” video that it is stifling creativity. I think this was an important message for all of us. I think creative commons is a good idea and allows people to let others use their work.
I think that the changes that are coming are good ones and promote creativity in a way that could not have been imagined when the constitution was drawn up.