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The Law and Video Podcast for September 16, 2008

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  • Borat Cases dismissed.  Court rules releases were valid.
  • A short discussion of  “Libel Tourism”, a growing trend of plaintiffs to bring libel cases against U.S. Authors in Britain and other countries where the First Amendment won't apply… then try to enforce the judgments in the U.S.
  • Do I need a license to use a computer-screen-capture in a software training video?
  • Is there a difference between the permissions needed for use of video clips vs. stills?
  • What kinds of permissions are needed when using clips of old TV shows?
  • Explanation of Duration of Copyright…
    • for works created before the 1976 Copyright Act?
    • for works created after 1978?
    • for corporate-authored works?
    • when does the life+70 timeline begin to run when multiple authors of a joint work die at different times?
  • What permissions and releases are needed when shooting prison inmates for a promotional video?
  • What legal issues are implicated when writing a script based on real events and people?


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