The simplest way to guarantee your right to use an interview is to obtain consent from the interview subject. This video explains two ways: a signed written interview release, or a recorded oral consent. (Three types of interview release are included). The video also explains what it means when a subject goes off the record or when something is not for attribution.
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- [Voiceover] Interviews.…Interviews are a staple of podcasting,…but unfortunately, legal experts and court decisions…are unclear as to who owns the rights to an interview.…Some experts believe the interviewer owns rights.…Others maintain that the two speakers contribute…to a mutually owned (inaudible).…Still, others believe that the person being interviewed…impliently consents to typical uses.…For example, when a guest sits down to be interviewed,…that guest is aware that the resulting interview…will be posted on the internet and consent is implied.…
You won't have to wrestle with any of these legal issues…if you seek consent from interview subjects…in one of two ways,…a signed written release or a recorded oral consent.…A release is a contract by which someone gives up any rights…to sue arising from certain activities.…I've provided three alternative releases with this program.…If you want maximum rights,…including complete ownership for all purposes,…whether book, video, or blog,…use Interview Release number one.…
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