Flashback to Fair Use Week 2020 with "Sounds Fair to Me!" the Copyright Game Show

As Fair Use Week 2021 concludes, we are happy to release a throwback video to Fair Use Week 2020 on the UCLA campus. One of the last events hosted in the UCLA  Charles E.Young Research Library before the 2020 campus closure began, Sounds Fair to Me! explores the intersection of copyright, fair use and the music industry, all within the cheesy trapping of a 1970s game show.

It features an amazing expert panel composed of faculty from the UCLA School of Law and the Herb Alpert School of Music. It was made possible by the UCLA Music Library with generous support from Julie and Joseph Kwan, and is the proud work of a dozen collaborators in the UCLA Library. So, press play to begin the game show shenanigans, but stick around for the fascinating and fun discussion of significant copyright controversies within the music industry.

Sounds Fair to Me! was recorded in front of a live studio audience in February 2020. 

Copyright Experts:
Judith Finell, Music Industry Professor, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Robert Fisk, Music Industry Program Chair, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
David Nimmer, UCLA Law Professor and author of Nimmer on Copyright

Your Host: Martin J. Brennan 
UCLA Library Production Team: Salma Abumeeiz, Ben Alkaly, Christopher Brennan, Chris Hightower, Simon Lee, Suzy Lee, Alison Scott, Hannah Sutherland, Matthew Vest
MMA Consultant: Kyra Folk-Farber, UC Santa Barbara
Videographer: Robert Macaisa
Disc Jockey: Matthew Gilbert

Made possible by the UCLA Music Library and generous support from Julie and Joseph Kwan. 

© 2020 UC Regents. This video is available for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.