Worried about tighter copyright infringement rules?

By Toby Coaker

In 2010 the Government introduced the Digital Economy Act. Of most concern amongst amateur/citizen journalists has been the tightening of copyright infringement rules. The Act establishes a system of law which aims to increase the ease of tracking down and suing persistent infringers.

If you’re a video journalist, you might be confused about what you can or can not include in your online video content. To ease your mind, think about using an established footage and archive provider. Not having to worry about breaching copyright law is exchanged for a small fee. It also makes it easier to grab that much-needed iconic or relevant shot.

Ann Johnson from FOCAL International told VJO a little more about how they can help video journalists:

 

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