Asked • 07/19/19

Copyright of materials used in a video?

It is common that TV channels or internet TV channels (e.g. those regularly post their shows on Youtube) use materials from other sources. For example, displaying photos from the internet, parts of videos already posted on Youtube and other websites, etc.I am curious how the copyright permission is handled for using copyrighted materials in videos.In the past, major TV channels were only in the market, and they had their own reporters and photographers to make their materials. Nowadays, there are many small channels (even personal ones), and I doubt if they take of care of copyright issues at all.As a more specific example, how to obtain right to use a part of a Youtube video in an online show, which will be posted on Youtube ?

Sally B.

I would say that all you have to do is ask permission from the author of said content and keep a record of their permission. Major corporations would get a media release signed stating what they/you want to use it for. Personally I would do this to to cover yourself fully.


1 Expert Answer


Aaron G. answered • 07/30/19

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