Publishers Weekly reports today on the Right to Write, a group organized around issues of fair use—a matter on which much too little is known by the general population (and which is in danger of disappearing). It has some heavy-hitters backing it up:
"Among the groups supporting Right to Write are Stanford University Law School’s Fair Use Project and Harvard Law School’s Citizen Media Law Projects. 'We are seeing far too many important works being scuttled because of baseless legal threats directed at creative artist by copyright holders who object to the use or criticism of their work,' said David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard Law School."
So far, the site seems to be in an embryonic stage, but you can sign up for their newsletter to stay updated as it develops.
A judge holds up the concept of fair use (in the case of Universal Music requesting that a home-movie of a toddler with Prince singing faintly in the background).
The Electronic Frontier Foundation