Thursday, April 26, 2007

Copyright and Clearance - Licensing Creativity

The fab HotDocs Festival in Toronto is underway.

We had a really interesting panel on the copyright clearance culture, moderated by the acclaimed director Kevin McMahon - who was honoured at this year's Festival. The panel included veterans such as CBC lawyer Dan Henry, producer Kirwan Cox, and independent insurance broker Steve Beatty. And myself.

Audio and video replays are available here.

I talked about excessive caution by some lawyers and insurers and some things that could easily be done in the new legislation to foster creativity in the Canadian documentary field.


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