View Full Version : Making an Internet TV, possibly for profit?
2007 December 29th, 12:08
Hey guys, I was wondering what legal considerations I ought to have in mind when producing an internet TV show for profit. On my mind at the moment are of course the soundtrack issues...more info on that would be helpful too. I'm having difficulty understanding what to use from the other thread about soundtracks. Also, how about filming people on the street, interviews, etc.?
2007 December 31st, 01:53
From what I understand internet or not, commercial or not, the laws are pretty strict and pretty standard: Official permission for all audio/video. If 'people in the street' are not your focus, however, I doubt you have to chase them down and get their permission. Just avoid focusing on their faces :hv20-smilie03:
Just out of curiosity, would this be on your own domain or through a commercial video site? I imagine it's pretty hard to make a $ with online film, but some are certainly doing it...
2007 December 31st, 17:20
my own domain ahaha...gotta take a shot. I wouldn't say I'm in it for the money, but to see how much creativity my team and I really have.
2008 January 1st, 02:37
Cover your ass!
Anything you make available for public consumption should be your own work, licensed or contracted. Any music, audio snippets, even the talent down to voxpops on the street - get everyone to sign a release which clearly states what you can and will do.
Then you wont get sued later in this crazy "lets take everyone to court because we're all useless idiots who dont want to work a day in our life anymore" society.
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