Using clips in documentary films

Do you need permission to use clips in documentary films or does this fall under fair use in the U.S. or under fair dealing in Canada? American University has developed guidelines to answer this question under U.S. law. See: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use/”>http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use/”>http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use/

Now a Canadian filmmaker is taking on this issue with his new documentary. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090314.ARIP14/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Television/

Lesley

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