Copyright Geeks Rejoice with @Cmdr_Hadfield
Maj Hadfield and Bowie’s Space Oddity. Cover tune? Original sound recording used? Did CSA look up the SOCAN tariff? bit.ly/19gsRll
— stephen zolf (@stephen_zolf) May 13, 2013
Even if outer space is a copyright-less jurisdiction, some of the production and dissemination of the video was done on Earth, so some may wonder whether Canada’s new s. 29.21, dealing with non-commercial user-generated content applies. Others may wonder whether the video would be considered fair dealing.
According to the CBC, the production of the video is much more than an exercise in awesomeness and geekery, and has a deeper purpose. “You want people to be interested in the space program. And in a democracy like Canada, if you want a program to continue, the best way … is to get people interested in it.” The goal, Evan says, has been to open eyes, not to give people answers, but to give them a chance to see and think for themselves with the information his father has been providing. “If we can’t convince Canadians that what we’re doing in space is valuable, then the next time we have to vote for a budget or the next time we have to vote for a government agency, we won’t be voting positively towards space, and I think that’s an absolute shame because what we’re doing in space is so phenomenal.”
Is this fair dealing? I would think so.
Anyway, I hear that Canada now demands that the IP chapter of the currently negotiated TGP (Trans-Galactic Partnership) agreement will include the One Small Step test, arguing that this test, also known as fair use or fair dealing, is one giant leap for mankind.