A documentary filmmaker has filed a response to a lawsuit from the Vancouver Aquarium, alleging copyright infringement.
The aquarium is suing Gary Charbonneau and Evotion films over their doc Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered, which claimed to show “cruelty and corruption” with the facility’s cetacean program.
While the Vancouver Aquarium denies the claims made in the film and has called the movie “malicious,” propaganda, and “full of lies,” it’s not suing for defamation.
Instead, it claims the Charbonneau and Evotion Films used content without permission and violated the terms of a contract.
But in his response, the filmmaker claims some of the images used aren’t owned by the aquarium, the film isn’t for profit, and that it’s covered under “fair dealing” rules.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.