2008 February 21st, 14:30
Legalities in film
Quick question, is it illegal to film at a gas station?
I already did but am planning on continuing a short film there and was lead by a small comment which led me to ask,
is it illegal to film at a gas station, inside and out?
2008 February 21st, 14:36
If you have the permission of the owner there shouldn't be a problem I guess.
2008 February 21st, 14:59
2008 February 21st, 16:20
Slightly insidious, but mostly harmless
One step at a time?
2008 February 21st, 16:39
2008 February 21st, 19:55
Some interesting stuff here:-
Originally Posted by Ryanmv11
You have many different issues to face. They are covered more thoroughly in other threads.
1) Trademark. If you show the shell, or other companies trademark without permission they can sue you in several different ways. Just their colors at the gas station could be a problem.
2) Copyright. You're picture is copying their designs.
3) People there. It's a public view but private property. They have some expectation of privacy even if only minimal.
If you have a shot on a public street with not trademarks shown and no people identifiable you might/should be OK.
The best way is to find a private gas station, get permission and remove logos first.