Friday, April 08, 2011

Fair Use Fridays: "Most Copyright Holders Have Never Heard of Fair Use"

From "Clip Show - A Practical Guide to Fair Use"

When Copyright Holders Attack

After the film has been released, expect to get calls from copyright holders upset about your use of their footage. Most copyright holders have never heard of Fair Use, and you should allow some money in your budget to have your attorney call and talk through the evidence you have. If you have been responsible in your Fair Use decisions, most complaints will only require one phone call from your attorney to make them go away. We encountered a handful of copyright holders from some very large corporations who were not pleased that their clips had been used in our film, but we were well prepared by our attorneys and had no problem avoiding any legal claims.

Full story from the maker of Bigger Stronger Faster here.  Watch the film here.
 Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here  

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