View Full Version : legal question - no indications of copyright

04-07-2005, 10:24 PM
hi again

question - if an organisation publishes a video report and does not include any indication as to copyright in the video or any material supplied - can i use clips from their video without risking (or losing) a law suit?

04-07-2005, 10:38 PM
copyright is owned by the individual who captures the material or in a work-for-hire situation, the organisation who employed them, if stated in contract.

just becuase there isn't a "copyright 2005, fictional corporate entity" title overlay on the tape doesn't mean it is up for grabs by anyone that finds it. just isn't so. don't do it.

04-08-2005, 12:23 AM
Copyright is born when the work is created, whether it's registered or notified as such. The main thing a copyright notice does is let someone know who holds the copyright, but lack of notification in no way diminishes the copyright holder's rights.


I'm not a lawyer.