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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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69 What's Legal

Mark Levy

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As video producers, we’re often gifted with an intimate look at people, places and events in the world around us. . . but we’re surrounded by legal time-bombs waiting to blow our video apart.

Your life as a producer is not always easy. In addition to dealing with myriad creative and technical issues, you have to try not to be sued and not be arrested just trying to perform your job.

Creating videos under the law is all about trade-offs and compromises. As a lawyer, I am often called upon to weigh the rights of creators, such as movie makers and news reporters, against the rights of private individuals. Although ...

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