Protecting and advancing the legal rights of documentary filmmakers is central to the International Documentary Association's mission. IDA is at the forefront of numerous major issues confronting documentary artists, activists and journalists. Recent efforts have focused on promoting net neutrality, fair use and government arts funding, as well as defending filmmakers’ first amendment rights.
Read a note from IDA Board President Marjan Safinia about IDA's extensive advocacy efforts.
- May 2, 2016Dear Sirs: On behalf of the International Documentary Association, I am writing to urge Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors to lift the ban on
- April 18, 2016April 18, 2016 Dear Sir, On behalf of the International Documentary Association, I am writing to express our deep alarm and concern at the recent
- March 16, 2015Last month, with the help of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic and Donaldson + Callif LLP, the IDA filed a lengthy comment
- December 17, 2014On Monday, eleven federal judges took the bench in Pasadena, CA to hear a copyright case that could have deep and lasting implications for