Copyright status of game footage in broadcast
March 2, 2010 9:57 AM Subscribe
What's the legal position with including footage of (mostly console) games in a video podcast?
posted by Hogshead to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some friends want to start a video-podcast about games, and want to include reviews, featuring full-screen footage of actual gameplay. They'd rather record their own material, not use pre-packaged stuff from whoever's handling the game's PR. Do they need to get permission from the publisher to do this, either for copyright reasons or for game-industry etiquette? And is there anything else they need to be aware of before they start?