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Guest Blog – Fair Dealing
It's a week since the Iris Prize Producers Forum, sponsored by Capital Law. Here, Capital's media expert Fiona Peet explains how filmmakers can use the "fair dealing" defence to include archive clips in their films.
Filmmakers often wonder whether or not they're allowed to use archive clips from films or television, and if so whether or not they have to pay for them. The laws regarding use of clips are - as you might imagine - fairly complex - but as long as the material is used in a certain way, filmmakers can feature copywritten material in their film without getting permission from, or paying, the copyright owner. These uses are: