Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic students Hailie Ingman and Zach Engleman helped producer and filmmaker Jesse Alk with the release of his critically-acclaimed and award-winning film, Pariah Dog. The student attorneys provided a fair use analysis of various clips used throughout the documentary film to ensure they met legal fair use standards. Their work has helped continue the long-standing effort this clinic has undertaken in ensuring documentary filmmakers follow best fair use practices.
The documentary film tells the story of pariah dogs living in Kolkata, India while bringing to light the stories of the people that take care of them. These street dog caretakers have dedicated their lives to ensuring the dogs have a happy and healthy life, even though they themselves are struggling to ensure their own health and happiness.
We are happy to announce that Jesse Alk premiered the film at the 2019 Big Sky Film Festival where he won first place for feature films over 40 minutes.
More information on the film can be found at http://www.pariahdogmovie.com/.