[cc-community] Using CC Licensed Images in a Commercial Film
jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 12:03:39 EST 2008
On Jan 18, 2008 12:25 AM, Martin Scanlan wrote:
> together. It is my understanding that as long as I was to credit the image
> creators, then I would be fine doing this under the Creative Commons
> licence. My project is intended for full commercial exploitation and I would
a) Verify that the creator of the image authorized the image to be
distributed under the license it purports to be distributed under.
If you can't verify authorship, assume that it is all rights reserved.
b) If there is anything in the image that could be construed as 'art",
be sure to get a written release to use the object in the image. More
than one producer ended up with a movie that had a huge gross, but a
major loss, because they did not obtain clearance to use an object in
c) Get a model release for all persons and animals that are depicted.
d) Make sure that your media insurance will include material that
utilizes CC licenses. (Don't even think about commercial release
without media insurance.)
Both CC-BY, and CC-BY-SA licenses allow you to create the montages for
(So does CC-BY-NC, but that license prohibits commercial distribution,
which is needed for your movie to make money for anybody.)
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