A few words on copyright (all rights reserved!)
One of the quickest ways to circumvent copyright ambiguity is to collect media that is original or for which you have clear permission to use. Many digital stories are for in-house development and might not find their way to the public. Copyright for these types of projects is not an urgent issue, but it is prudent to consider these questions before embarking on a digital story:
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then you must prioritize securing rights to use any media that is not an original creation by the production team.
In addition, it is necessary to set up permission with subjects captured when there is intent to use their footage in a public production. Appendix III contains sample consent forms. The consent form should state the captured media will be used in a future production and a short description of how it will be used.
Please review these considerations with your legal advisor.
Take license into your own hands
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