The Documentary Organization of Canada, ("DOC") which speaks for hundreds of Canadian documentarians, issued a package in anticipation of a copyright bill before Christmas. Here is their public letter to the Ministers. There is a background white paper (by your's truly) that discusses legal issues, particularly the problems of the "clearance culture" and makes several specific recommendations. There is also a survey of DOC members on their experiences with copyright and the clearance culture.
Here's the DOC press release.
Here's the Globe and Mail story.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Canadian Documentarians on Copyright
Posted by Howard Knopf at 10:58 am
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The Creator's Copyright Coalition begs to differ:ReplyDelete
Since they are creators, and a coalition, they are right and you are wrong. You should just admit it now and save everyone a lot of grief.