Copyright isn't the last word
by ELAINE DUTKA
Los Angeles Times, publication date: 18 November 2005
"Stories such as these spurred the creation of 'The Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use,' a document to be released today as a guideline for judging when material is free for use. The statement describes situations in which filmmakers believe the code applies, saving documentarians the cost of consulting attorneys. The law is intentionally vague, intended to be interpreted case by case."