Re: Is a Wedding Videographer the copyright owner ??
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 14, 2001 at 11:16:59:
In Reply to: Is a Wedding Videographer the copyright owner ?? posted by Tom on March 14, 2001 at 05:52:31:
: I am a professional Wedding videographer, if I am hired to produce a Wedding video for a client, am I the copyright owner of the video ? If I am the copyright owner, do I need permission from the client to make a short sample (demo) from their wedding video to be viewed by future clients in my studio ?
Unless there is a proper writing to the contrary, you own the creative rights. Owning the creative rights does not give you, in itself the right to commercialize on the work product.
The reality is that a violation of these rights may not give rise to a cause of action worth suing on. Written permission is the safe way.
M. Arthur Auslander
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