Re: Video Clip Copywrite laws
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on May 16, 2001 at 03:50:34:
In Reply to: Video Clip Copywrite laws posted by Joe Cool on May 15, 2001 at 18:49:07:
: I believe it is legal to use a video clip of less than five minutes in a public speach. (Church youth group) I am wondering if anybody knows for sure that it would be legal, or if they know that it is illegal. Thank you for your reply. God Bless-Joe Cool
Dear Joe Cool,
I don't carry the whole statute in my head. There is some specific fair use provisions for Religious Organizations.
Illegal is a loaded word. There are Copyright criminal violates and civil violations. Usually the worst is just infringement and then the danger is being sued if there is infringement.
Copying is the infringement. If there is no valid copyright notice on the work that is copied, copying may not be actionable until you the copyright is registered or you have been given formal notice.
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M. Arthur Auslander
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