“And just to be sure, I ha


“And just to be sure, I have a clause in my contract that states that the client not only is responsible to provide the music, but also that they have acquired the necessary rights to the music and any other matrerial in the production.”

It doesn’t let you off the hook. At best the clause may make the client reconsider using the music in the video, but you are considered the professional in this transaction and you know better (about copyright issues). At worst, it is an admission that you do understand the copyright issues.

If the bride brings you an Enya CD, you know damn well that they don’t have licenses to sync the music to their wedding video. You can’t pass your responsibility to their lack of knowledge. If the RIAA wants to make a case, this defense will last all of five minutes.

Steve Mann

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