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Canada Condemns Netflix for Using Rail Disaster Images

Canada Condemns Netflix for Using Rail Disaster Images Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: January 31, 2019 02:06 PM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box."

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The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, went off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people in the Quebec town.

The motion passed Wednesday is non-binding but is a stern rebuke for the use of footage from the rail explosion in "Bird Box" and in the series "Travelers."

Members of Parliament voted to demand that Netflix remove all images of the Lac-Megantic tragedy. Netflix has apologized but has refused to remove the images.

Netflix licensed the footage from the stock image vendor Pond 5.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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