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New Copyright Bill Hinders Documentary Filmmaking in Canada

This article was written for Mediacaster Magazine.

“The Documentary Organization of Canada/ l’Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) says proposed amendments to Canada’s Copyright Act will undermine innovation and creativity, and hinder creators and consumers from accessing content.

Documentary filmmakers sought two changes to the law to facilitate their creativity: first, to make fair dealing less rigid and more flexible so that it could be applied with greater certainty to filmmakers’ fair practices.  Second, DOC sought anti-circumvention laws – legal protection for digital locks on content – that would not hinder filmmakers who require access to content behind such a lock to make a film. Bill C-32, introduced today, offers documentary filmmakers neither of those options.”

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