Everything you need to know about using copyrighted material in your documentary film

May 26, 2010

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) released a set of guidelines last week that help filmmakers make sense of how to use copyrighted materials in their films. The Guidelines draw on existing fair dealing provisions set out in the Copyright Act.

As it turns out, filmmakers have been spending an unnecessary amount of time, and money, securing rights and clearances where, in fact, they weren’t even required.  Read more at:



To learn more about the Documentary Organization of Canada, visit their website at http://docorg.ca/.

You can also download a copy of the Guidelines at:


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