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Homework Question - Who Owns the Copyright of the Video?

Discussion in 'Australian Law School Homework Questions' started by Carlito, 24 February 2016.

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  1. Carlito

    Carlito Active Member

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    Hi,

    Let's say I recorded a video of a sporting event that was setup by the event manager. I uploaded the footage online and got lots of views and likes. My friend told me that I'm not suppose to upload the event without the event manager's permission.

    Question is, who owns the copy ight of the video? Me or the event manager.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carlito,

    You own the copyright to the video as you are the one who created it. However, the issue here is consent of those persons who appear in the video and of the event organisers.
     
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    Hi Sophea,
    Thanks for your reply. So as long as I inform the people who were in the video about it and if they are ok with it, then it's ok.
     
  4. Rod

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    Not necessarily. Does the event manager have a condition that forbids video recording (like some concerts?)
     
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    Another thought, when you filmed it, were you on public or private property?
     
  6. Carlito

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    Hi Rod,

    No, there were no conditions to film or not to film.
     
  7. Carlito

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    it was inside a hotel.
     
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    As in a hotel room? Or a pub? Do you own the hotel? Or did you rent the hotel room? Whether photography and filming is legal can also depend on where you were standing when it was taken. If you are standing on public property, then you can film what you want. Generally, if you are on private property that belongs to someone else, you would require their permission.
     
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    This is an Intellectual Property issue, namely copyright.

    It's wrong to draw a comparison to a live concert as copyright extends a different type of protection to a live performance of, for example, a band playing in a concert.

    Copyright will subsist in your recording of the sporting event. ie, you own the copyright.
     

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