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July 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM #49135AnonymousInactive
hey hey, does anyone know if I use an audio track from BBC news for my video’s background music, last for about 3 mins long.
does it need to get the copyright from BBC if I wanna for publish use, or will it be possible to get any right from them.
Actually it is only a small personal work, not for commercial. can anyone give me suggestion please.
Thanks so much in advance for your suggestion.
July 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM #201297birdcatParticipant
If you want to do this legally, the first step would be to identify the name and all rights holders of the piece. A visit with an intellectual property attorney would be a good way to start.
If money is an object (which may preclude you from obtaining all the licenses necessary) you could contact their (BBC) legal department and ask them how to proceed.
I am not an attorney which is why I ALWAYS recommend starting your research in matters like this with someone who is (an attorney).
July 28, 2011 at 2:55 PM #201298D0nParticipant
Even if you COULD use it, under FAIR USE (not saying you can, but look into it) sometimes these things don’t boil down to right or wrong… they boil down to who can afford the legal battle. They can bankrupt you long before you get to “tell it to a judge”. Just sayin.
July 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM #201299PJParticipant
If it’s small, personal work, don’t worry about the legal stuff. You aren’t making any money from it, you aren’t getting a wide audience, nobody from the legal side of BBC is going to see it. They won’t even notice if you use it
July 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM #201300D0nParticipant
then read up on “fair use” under copyright law and good luck. I think Birdcat covered it clearly.
July 30, 2011 at 6:48 PM #201301EarlCMember
PJ, your advice isn’t particularly sound nor based on good professional standards. The perception that what we might be producing is not commercial or intended for public display or consumption, or profits or income, isn’t a good one upon which to base usage of copyright content. While virtually “EVERYBODY” does it, that doesn’t mean it’s legal, correct usage or safe to do. Sooner or later such a “lackadaisy” approach will come back to haunt many of us.
July 31, 2011 at 1:05 AM #201302Grinner HesterParticipant
Everyone knows I love me some Earl.
That said, I’ll summerize…
Don’t go stealing shit, man.
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