This week we have a guest film editor at my library. She shared with us a Creative Commons document called Tales from the Public Domain: BOUND BY LAW? ‘© 2006 by Keith Aoki, James, Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins

“It’s the collision of documentary filmmaking and intellectual property law, and it’s the inspiration for this new comic book.”

It is available online to use for non-commercial purposes. The content can be remixed, read online, or printed out as a pdf. It’s an engaging way to look at copyright in ways that teens are using media today.

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

One Thought on “Copyright Made Fun

  1. Hi,

    Your blog came up as I was looking for folks with an interest in Documentary Filmmaking, and I thought you might be interested in First Person Arts’ Impressions competition. It includes a competition for short documentary films (under 5 minutes) and 1500 word memoirs, but the documentary photography competition calls for 1-5 images. Check out the competition website here: and find out more about First Person Arts, a Philadelphia non-profit dedicated to memoir and documentary art, at

    We’ve got some excellent judges, and the winning entries will get some very nice exposure, not to mention a little cash. It would be great if you could post about this on your blog and/or pass it around to your friends or writers groups. If you send me a note, I’ll happily forward you a flyer. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks,


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