The filmmaker of a documentary about the Vancouver Aquarium has been given the right to appeal a court decision made against him.
Earlier this spring the Aquarium had successfully sued Gary Charbonneau for copyright infringement and was forced to remove segments from his documentary.
Charbonneau says today’s news of an appeal is a victory.
“It’s actually a really good day for freedom of speech because Canadians have a right to criticize, inform and educate people without having to be silenced or censured by a corporation.”
The film Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered is available on YouTube and claims to expose the truth behind dolphins and whales living in captivity.
Charbonneau also said the latest move is good news for artists.
“It was really a great win for…artists and filmmakers and people who want to bring truth and highlight any issues with coporations and their practices”
The date for the appeal has not been set.