Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Canadian Documentarians on Copyright

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.


1 comment:

  1. The Creator's Copyright Coalition begs to differ:

    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.