January Newsletter: Protecting journalists, record breaking fundraising, and a film screening

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    We're off to a fast start in 2017. Our clients include a nonprofit dedicated to financial transparency in our elections, documentary films on the transgender community and media representation of muslims, and a nonprofit that introduces kids to writing and recording music, to name a few.  We also participated in advocating for balanced copyright reform during the recent Copyright Week.

    Our book Don't Panic is a hit! It has already been adopted in 9 college and graduate classes to teach legal concepts to creators. Help us celebrate by picking one up from Amazon or get $4 off at this link when you use the code ""EHCBPZHD".  If you find it useful please take the time to write us a review!  If you're a teacher or professor and want an evaluation copy and assistance incorporating the book into your teaching let us know by sending an email to support@newmediarights.org.

    Our Legal Services for Journalists

    This is a critical time for our nation, and journalists will be an important part of protecting our democracy. Please remember that we provide legal services for journalists. This includes assistance with Freedom of Information Act and California Public Records Act requests. In 2017, we're looking to grow these services. Please let us know if you know of individuals or organizations looking to fund or collaborate to ensure legal services for journalists. If you want to support our services for journalists, you can do that by clicking here!

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    Film Screening February 7 in San Diego!

    New Media Rights is proud to provide legal services to social impact films, including Dianne Griffin and Erica Jordan's new documentary film Painted Nails Movie. Painted Nails tells the story of a San Francisco nail salon owner's efforts to convince lawmakers to address public health issues in the nail salon industry. Van Hoang becomes the first person to testify to Congress for safe cosmetics in 30 years.

    We'll be screening the client film Painted Nails February 7th, 2017 at California Western School of Law. Come out and join us in room LH2 at 12:45pm! Send us an email if you plan to come out so we know we can accomodate folks.

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    New Media Film Festival - Submit your work!

    We recently found out about the New Media Film Festival and wanted to share the festival with the creators out there as an opportunity to submit your work. The festival provides a platform for groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling in a variety of media, including virtual reality, apps, drone footage, and web series. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators. 

    Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival submit today! You can also attend the festival on June 6,7,8 in Los Angeles, CA.

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    Record Breaking Giving Tuesday!,
    This past Giving Tuesday you helped us raise over $22,000! We want to thank you again for your support of New Media Rights! Thanks to your support this year we will:

    • Be able to provide free and dramatically reduced fee one-to-one legal services to 500+ underserved creators and innovators.
    • Work on policy proceedings at the US Copyright Office to make sure the Copyright Office serves independent creators and entrepreneurs, not just big media companies.
    • Update and enhance our Fair Use App and educational video content.
    • Sponsor and organize more than 12 workshops and community events throughout the San Diego region and throughout the United States about digital rights.

    If you didn't have a chance to support New Media Rights on this Giving Tuesday, you don't have to wait until next Giving Tuesday to make a difference! Become a supporter today!


    Please remember New Media Rights is an independently funded nonprofit program and we rely on individual donors to support our work. Without donations from individuals like you, these services simply won't exist.  Become an NMR Supporter and ensure this service exists for years to come! 



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