U.S. insurer accepts fair use claims

This is great news: U.S. insurer National Union accepts fair use claims based on the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use – when the claim is backed by an appropriate lawyer’s letter:

This is an extraordinary demonstration of the power of this best-practices approach to making the fair-use option in copyright law useable again. “This is great news,” said filmmaker Alex Gibney, who recently got insurance with such claims recognized.