November 21, 2014 at 12:03PM

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Copyright issues? Maybe?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice on potential copyright issues for a competition. Here's the bit I'm concerned about:

"it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity, and does not include trademarks owned by third parties; copyrighted materials owned by third parties; names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead."

The film is a very short documentary that was shot during an important election, and it contains some shots of billboards, shots of politicians on TV and some short clips of people talking about the election on the radio. All recorded by me so haven't nicked anything from anyone else. There is no slander, and no real opinion expressed about one side or the other, it is meant to be a story about something else, but set to a backdrop of the election.

I've had a few people say one way or the other, so I'm still not sure.

Thanks for any help! It means a lot.

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You can arriesgate. Is hard because if you shoot the takes in public spaces, YOU DONT NEED A PERMISION. If you make a close shoot you need a permission even in a public space. A lot of productions hire lawyers for the case you are denounce. Always is a risk make a documentary.

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