Legally adding video clips to a review site?
April 16, 2008 1:30 PM Subscribe
I'm working on a site (it's a personal project) where I basically review movies that I like. Lately, I've been thinking about adding video clips from the movies/series to give visitors a better understanding of what the movies/series are about. How do I do this legally?
posted by Foci for Analysis to Law & Government (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My idea is to take a couple of minutes from each movie, do some minor editing and upload it to YouTube or a similar site.
However, this seems pretty difficult from a legal perspective. It seems like I have to get permission for each and every clip, which would take too much time (we're talking 40+ movies/series). To make matters worse, I'm not sure which country's laws to follow: I live in Sweden, the web site is hosted in the US and I'm not sure about the video hosting provider.