7th August 2008, 02:48 PM
7th August 2008, 03:13 PM
Re: copyright infringement discussion
It looks like I misunderstood your original strategy.
If you create the slideshow using other people's music, you have infringed on their rights by creating an unauthorised reproduction.
My endorsement of your idea is more towards creating ONE version WITHOUT music for the client; and for the client to play his own music.
However, I now note that an additional issue is the "syncing". In that case, can't you ask the client what music they intend to use with the slideshow, then create your slideshow so that it syncs with that particular track. Then you give your slideshow WITHOUT music and ask the client to play the music with the slideshow.
The personal favour argument will not save you from infringement.
The editing argument may work but in either case, if you want to cover all bases, you will then need to client to give you an indemnity against infringement. That is quite a hurdle to cross.
Originally Posted by pianodancer