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Research into Copyright

In Part 1 of the film (French propaganda video on Americanisation and globalisation) there is a huge focus on brands and American shops, displaying them in a poor light. We were therefore very weary of any potential copyright issues and thus researched many different situations to identify whether or not we would be able to use and show footage of brands such as McDonalds or Burger King.

Through researching on different sites we found that it would not be prudent to do so, however it is such an integral part of the film that there is no way around it. We hence thought that while we would have the film made (due to already being so far along in the process) we simply would not put it onto the website for exhibition or submit it to the 'Shakespeare Is Dead, Get Over It' international exhibition as this may cause issues. We would however still have Part 2 which we thus decided to make our major focus from now on.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/legal-faqs

http://www.cmsimpact.org/fair-use/best-practices/documentary/fair-use-frequently-asked-questions#commons

http://www.cmsimpact.org/video/category-2-sampling-popular-culture-portray-societal-conditions

http://www.cmsimpact.org/blog/fair-use

http://s3.amazonaws.com/videos-flat/affluenza/affluenza.m4v

http://www.cmsimpact.org/video/category-1-commenting-critically-media

http://www.cmsimpact.org/fair-use/best-practices/documentary/fair-use-frequently-asked-questions

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