IP Info: How To Protect Your Intellectual Property
These FAQs are for general guidance only. Specific legal advice should be taken depending on the precise facts in question.
Film and Television
> Can we use other people's faces in my film?
We have been asked to film people sitting on a bus as part of a ‘Transport for London’ educational DVD. Are we allowed to do this or do we need the individuals’ permission?
> Filming in the streets.
I am filming a street scene which will include advertising hoardings which include some well known brand names. The hoardings will only be shown incidentally. Is that OK?.
> Using TV characters in my own work.
We want to use characters from a famous soap opera in a corporate training video, Can we do this, or do the rights need to be cleared?
> Permission to use music.
I have been asked to clear rights in music for a program. How do I go about this?