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Photo Credit: Anijah-Rose TomacderThe Digital Millennium Copyright Act(DMCA) is an act that deals with copyright infringement on the internet and it protects internet service providers from the copyright infringement done by their customers. The legal consequences of using copyrighted material without permission is having to pay for damages which can amount to as little as two-hundred dollars to one-hundred fifty thousand dollars, impounding of the the illegal work, and the imprisonment of the infringer.
You can get permission for the use of the material by contacting the copyright owner and having them in writing confirm that you are allowed to use their copyrighted work. If you are unable to get the permission or are denied you may still be able to use it with "Fair Use". The concept of fair use is that you may use a copy written material without permission from the owners of the copy written item you can use fair use by your work being considered transformative you can get considered this if your work is a parody or a review of the work which are both works that fall into fair use when you use copy written work. While these are the two ways to be in fair use you must be sure your work is for a review the enhancement of the work from your use of it and for parody you are given a large about of leeway since for a parody you will need to use large amounts of the original work.
It is essential to gain permission to film because if you don't you could lose the right to use a certain amount of clips because you were not permitted to film there and not only are you not allowed to show the film you took but also because you could get in trouble legally if using it but also if it shows you doing something illegal i.e trespassing. Video release forms are forms you get the people in your video production to sign that means they understand that their likeness and voice will be used in your works and that it will be shown to a large audience and if you cannot compensate them that they will not be compensated and also that they are not legally able to sue you over their use in the production. These are mandatory for professional video production because it protects you from any legal issues and also means you can actually show the video without having to removing a interview or something else using someone who doesn't consents likeness.
In my opinion I think we did pretty good for our critique with the rough draft being in the threes for Overall message, 5 point story flow, and voice over tone with scores in the high twos for editing techniques and broll sequencing which at the time we did need to improve. In the final cut we have everyone of these in the threes and voice over beating 5 point flow of story and overall message being 1 point below it. I do agree with these new scores I think we really improved the broll and editing while still keeping the other parts good. I think we can address this in the future by being more in-tune with the possible sequences we can do and how to make our shot sequences creative and well made.
ALD 3.1 Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.