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#1 K.J. Dobbins

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:04 PM

Recently I shot a concert at a local bar where fledgling musicians perform and get some publicity for themselves. I did this at the request of one of the performing artists but I shot the whole show. Am I able to sell a finished DVD product from this show without getting sued?
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:06 PM

At the very least I'd ask the other bands for permission and get it -- preferably in writing. And given that we're not legal experts here, I'd consult a intellectual property rights lawyer about what exactly has to be covered on that piece of paper.
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#3 K.J. Dobbins

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 04:12 PM

At the very least I'd ask the other bands for permission and get it -- preferably in writing. And given that we're not legal experts here, I'd consult a intellectual property rights lawyer about what exactly has to be covered on that piece of paper.


Thanks Mr. Chieney! I had gotten written permissions before hand on a VERY comprehensive release form. I had thought that would cover it but I was unsure whether or not there was something "extra" I could do.
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#4 Evan Luchkow

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:25 PM

it depends where you want to sell it... if youre burning them off your computer and selling them in a store i would guess it might be illegal, but if youre selling it to people in the local music scene or something, then i doubt anyone will call you on it.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:24 PM

If the bands are performing their own music, you need to get a written release for that from them too. If it is published music, you need to clear rights (and likely pay a royalty) for that music. So if the band is playing a Beatles or song, you need to contact the rights owner of the music.
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