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  • News clips in documentary

     Ron Lindeboom updated 2 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Laura Mahler

    August 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm


    I am making a documentary and we want to use news clips and/or headlines & tweets to illustrate a growing viral movement. Lots of fair use/copyright stuff has got me confused, and I’d rather avoid it if I can help it.

    I’d like to use stills of headlines, tweets & instas – anyone know information on this specifically? Does it count?

    Thank you 🙂

  • Ron Lindeboom

    August 20, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Here is an article that I penned (clicked?) years ago but the laws haven’t yet changed. Give it a read and see how your circumstances fit the guidelines — or don’t.

    You cannot just grab people on Instagram, Facebook, etc., or you could find yourself in some hot water. The fair use and privacy rules that apply for celebrities are different for those who have a reasonable expectation of privacy — even if they are on a public forum. It’s a matter of degree.

    Best regards,

    Ronald Lindeboom
    CEO, Creative COW LLC

    Creativity is a process wherein the student and the teacher are located in the same individual.

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