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Old 09-12-2007, 04:08 AM   #50 (permalink)
jveight
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I read the original forum posting twice, then went back and listened to the show again, because I wasn't sure I had the scenario correct.

Because Soccergirl shot all the footage, she owns the copyright to it. The tape may be yours but the footage on it is hers. (Ownership of the recording equipment is neither here or there, btw)

Morally, you may feel wronged, because of what you verbally agreed, but legally she is on firm ground.

On the show, Chemda spoke with typical common sense, the smart move is to pay a sum of money/have a contract so that the intellectual property transfers to you - rather than defaulting to the guy/girl holding the camera.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_for_hire
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