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 film making posed by escalating copyright clearance requirements.
Flynn, Sean M. and Peter A. Jaszi. (2010) Untold Stories in South Africa: Creative Consequences of the Rights Clearance Culture for Documentary Filmmakers. American University Washington College of Law, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.