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Critical Commons

Posted on November 9, 2009 by Holly Willis

Critical Commons is a non-profit advocacy coalition that advocates for the fair use of media in educational contexts, providing resources, information and tools for scholars, students and educators. The project is committed to the belief that critical media scholarship and practice should no longer attempt to fly below the radar of copyright holders. Fears of litigation, which are all too common among media scholars, often lead to uncertainty, self-censorship and general impoverishment of educational and critical discourse. Critical Commons seeks to establish a reasonable set of models, standards and operating principles by which to promote rich and diverse forms of engagement with media culture in the digital age.