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Old 10-31-2005   #1
 
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What would you do if ?

You gave someone some footage out of good will and told them they could show their buddies but that they could not use it in any way. Then you got online a couple of months later and saw YOUR footage being used w/out your permission, or credit, to promote somthing that you had absolutly no say in, or even idea that it was being formed?

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Vigilante justice, baby. Rent yourself a Bronson flick and study up. And when you bust in the door with ball bat/tire iron/.44 mag deliver a cool one-liner before you wreck shop...like you see below.
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If you copyrighted the material you have rights. If the material isn't copyrighted you can't really do much unless they're profiting or gaining publicity from your work without creds. In that case, you can go after them.

The next question is a careful balance: If the costs associated with going after the perps offset the lost/potential profits then its worth pursuing.
Are these your friends? Why not just tell them to stop??

Otherwise, I agree with BastardSonofElvis: take the Charles Bronson approach, but use a rusty machete over a tire-iron. The duller, the better.
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Does this "footage" have anything to do with Paris Hilton? If so I would be pissed!!
Or if it has something to do with kayaking footage, then I would be even more pissed, you should sue them for the millions they are making off of your sick video!!
God I would be so pissed..


Oh wait that would be lame!
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In the U.S., if you created it, you own the copyright, period. You can give it away, license it, sell it, whatever, but you start out with it. No one else can give it away for you and giving it to someone for A does not mean they are authorized to do it for B. You do not need to register it, but registration makes it easier to prove that it is yours.

If it is yours, you should be able to do what you want with it. There will be naysayers, but shit - if you own it, other people should respect that.
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Ask a lawyer not a bunch of booze-soaked, THC saturated whitewater craving lunatics!


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Your first mistake was that you GAVE someone the footage. With all due respect, stop feeling violated and get over it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paddlebizzle
If you copyrighted the material you have rights. If the material isn't copyrighted you can't really do much unless they're profiting or gaining publicity from your work without creds. In that case, you can go after them.
I thought material is automatically copyrighted - in other words if you shot the video or photos or even posted on mountainbuzz the work is yours and must not be used without permission/credit etc. so yeah - kick his ass.
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Old 11-01-2005   #9
 
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1 give us the link and let us decide how good the footage is. ?
2 call him out.
3 use the bronson approach.
4 saturate yourself with thc and forget about it.
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--I aim to kill you with it, Mhmm.
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