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Digital rights managment key to offering CineRoute to public, says NFB head

News | 03/08/2001 5:00 am EST

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is taking steps to make its tens thousands of films available to the general public over high speed networks, but first it must clear the tricky issue of digital rights. Sandra Macdonald, the NFB’s president says work on both digital rights standards at the international level, and negotiations on the home front with artists’ collectives, have to be solved before a widespread, on-demand system for film distribution can be made available to the public.

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