Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › Specialty Topics › Legal Issues › How to handle a clients wish for copyright protected material as an editor? › Thanks Kevin,
Yeah.. but that’s just it. How can the editor be held responsible for footage that he didn’t collect. He’s just the one putting it together. The editor would never be able to control what happens with that project after the video has been made. He doesn’t own any of it.
I mean, sometimes you can assume that it breaks copyrights..but many times you can’t. I never shoot the footage. The client always provides it to me. So.. how can I be held responsible for copyright infringement.
Anyways.. You never had issues with that? Well.. it’s different if you also use the camera. I guess.
You then own the rights etc..