Dylan Jones on June 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm ∞
What are ways around copyright? Not music but name brands etc? I am working on a Short Film, a lot of the scenes are in the city, If I am correct about copyright i can’t show any names of businesses, company names, brands etc? If I am am wrong about copyright please correct me. How do I get around these obstacles?
Phlume on August 26, 2012 at 12:03 am ∞
It’s been a while since my copyright law class in college… but I looked through my multimedia law book as well as scoured the internet a bit and found that in fact you CAN use these products/logo in your movie as long as you follow a few simple rules of thumb.
Make sure it falls under fair use:
Make sure you aren’t using poor taste :
In general use your brain and trust your gut…If you think for a second someone may be pissed… use your post skills to clean it up and loose it. If you think it is in passing and isn’t relevant to the action/script/scene specifically… go ahead and just let it be.
(BTW, The book I used, though it is a bit dated, is found here: http://tinyurl.com/8tblnlo)
These were some of the better sites that corroborated a lot of what my book said:
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