Filmmaker Must Share Ecuador Footage: Chevron Judge

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered a filmmaker to turn over more than 600 hours of raw footage shot for a documentary on the legal battle between Chevron and native communities in Ecuador that believe the oil giant should pay for environmental damage.

In a ruling Friday, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said the concept of journalistic privilege does not apply to Joseph Berlinger, the producer of the film “Crude,” because the filmmaker did not give...
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