[cc-community] CC-like video release form

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Jan 15 20:12:00 EST 2008


On Tuesday 15 January 2008 19:21:54 Matthew J. Agnello wrote:
> I think it's important to limit the release to one project, only
> because the subject is trusting me to use (and therefore release to
> the public) only what I think is necessary for my project. For
> instance, I can't perform an interview, get the release signed, and
> then hand the raw footage to a friend if the release specifies a
> project. My friend can only reuse the takes I include in my final
> product.
>
> The difference is subtle, but I think it's an important difference to
> preserve so I can balance the needs and trust of my subjects with the
> needs of the CC community. If I promise not to use unflattering takes,
> for instance, I'm promising not to release those takes to be reused.
> Of course, the difference becomes trivial if I publish my raw footage,
> but very few projects are like that and videographers should be
> upfront about that sort of thing.

Gotcha, but it will limit you to using the rest of the footage for another 
project in the future. Perhaps even another "mix" so perhaps limit it to use 
in "your" BY-SA projects/
>
> // Matt
>
> --
> Matt Agnello
> http://www.hungryfilmmaker.com/

all the best,

drew
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 15, 2008, at 5:56 PM, drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 15 January 2008 13:01:37 Matthew J. Agnello wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I'm working on a documentary about new media and the free culture
> >> movement. I've interviewed a bunch of people, and as such I have to
> >> ask them either to sign a release form or give recorded verbal
> >> consent
> >> to be photographed. I'm releasing the doc BY-SA, so many people are
> >> confused when I present them with a traditional release form that
> >> gives me full use of their image/likeness without any guarantee
> >> that I
> >> will use it on a project governed by a CC licence.
> >>
> >> I'd like to put those fears to rest with a CC-like release form. My
> >> idea is to have them sign a one or two sentence contract that
> >> basically says, I release my image/likeness to you for the purposes
> >> of
> >> your project under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-
> >> ShareAlike licence, the text of which can be found at the following
> >> link.
> >
> > You might want to think about changing the purpose to any project
> > under the
> > terms of said license rather than just your project.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> >> Following that would be the human-readable version of the
> >> licence and the legal code URL. If the person wanted a copy of the CC
> >> text, I would have printouts with me.
> >>
> >> I like this idea because it guarantees a listing in the credits, it
> >> makes people feel better about contributing, spreads the word about
> >> CC, and it acknowledges that my work is really a dervative of all the
> >> contributions of the people in it.
> >>
> >> I was curious if anyone had heard of something like this being done,
> >> had done it themselves, or had some advice regarding it. If this is
> >> deemed a valid method of releasing subjects for broadcast, I'd love
> >> to
> >> see an official version with CC's blessing. I'll try to draft
> >> something more specific in the meantime.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> // Matt
> >>
> >>
> >> ----------
> >> Matt Agnello
> >> http://www.hungryfilmmaker.com
> >> < matt.agnello at gmail.com >
> >
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