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By Keith Aoki

A documentary is being filmed. A cellular phone jewelry, enjoying the "Rocky" subject music. The filmmaker is instructed she needs to pay $10,000 to transparent the rights to the tune. Can this be actual? "Eyes at the Prize", the nice civil rights documentary, used to be pulled from circulate as the filmmakers' rights to tune and pictures had expired. what is going on right here? it is the collision of documentary filmmaking and highbrow estate legislation, and it is the idea for this comedian e-book. persist with its heroine Akiko as she movies her documentary, and navigates the twists and turns of highbrow estate. Why can we have copyrights? what is "fair use"? sure through legislation reaches past documentary movie to supply a statement at the so much urgent concerns dealing with legislation, paintings, estate and an more and more electronic global of remixed tradition.

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Key facts Copyright is an automatic right that you do not need to formally apply or pay for. It zz arises as soon as the work is ‘fixed’, eg written down, recorded or stored in a computer memory. Under international copyright conventions, material created by UK nationals or zz residents is protected in many other countries. Contractors retain copyright in their works even if they are paid for the work they zz do. To acquire the copyright the business commissioning the work must secure a written assignment of the copyright.

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