How to Legally Film Anatomy Posters
Lights, Camera, Action!
It is tempting to stage a few props and begin rolling the camera. Whether the video is for a television series or medical office YouTube promotion, it is wise to make certain you have clearance for the use of any artwork and logos depicted in the scenes. This includes anatomy posters. Up-front extended use fees are nominal compared to penalties imposed after a copyright infringement has occurred.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, first-time copyright infringement cases can carry a fine of up to $250,000 and up to five years in prison. If you get caught more than once in a copyright-infringement case, you could face additional fines of up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison.
ClinicalPosters periodically receives requests from movie studios wishing to decorate medical office sets. With time-sensitive production schedules, cutting through all the legal red tape can seem insurmountable.
To simplify the process, a section has been added to the ClinicalPosters website that conveniently includes licensing requirements from multiple anatomy poster manufacturers. The copyright section within FAQ has been updated accordingly.
Some fees are straightforward while others require a form to be completed before providing a quotation. Standard release forms are typically submitted by the film studio. If you wish to record a video that includes any of the anatomy posters on this site, you will benefit from this handy resource.
- How to Avoid Copyright Infringement. legalzoom.com
- Things That Can Happen When You Get Caught Breaking Copyright Laws. legalzoom.com
- Video Release Form. eforms.com