Untold Stories in South Africa: Creative Consequences of the Rights Clearance Culture for Documentary Filmmakers
Sean M. Flynn
American University - Washington College of Law; Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Peter A. Jaszi
American University - Washington College of Law
March 5, 2010
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Public Impact Series, 2010
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2010-23
This report summarizes research on the perceptions of South African documentary filmmakers about copyright clearance requirements and the effect of such requirements on their work. This work was performed in the context of a larger project exploring how lessons learned from “best practices” projects with documentary filmmakers in the U.S. can help their counterparts in other countries identify and overcome barriers to effective filmmaking posed by escalating copyright clearance requirements.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Copyright, intellectual property, documentary film, South Africa, fair use, fair dealing, limiations and exceptions
JEL Classification: O34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 6, 2010 ; Last revised: August 23, 2010
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