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Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

Diane E. Carson, Robert Johnson, Jr.
Diane E. Carson, Robert Johnson, Jr.
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Other People’s Footage: Fair Use in Scripted Films explores the principles of fair use as they relate to scripted films. Through interviews with knowledgeable entertainment lawyers, film professionals and illustrative film clips, OPF2.0 clarifies fair use exemptions that permit use of pre-existing footage, music and sound from other individuals’ creations—without permission or paying fees. OPF2.0 also examines legal issues regarding trademark, parody, and art direction when shooting on location or in a controlled setting.