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ruth
Since: May 2011
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Copyright questions

Every year everyone has a lot of questions about copyright. We have info on the 48Hours website here - https://www.48hours.co.nz/rules/copyright-legal-faq/

If you have any other questions then post them here and we'll keep up with the answers for you.

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

Here's a question - Lots of public domain imagery is for non-commercial use
Does being a competition, make the 48hrs commercial?

In the T and Cs for entry, teams agree to license 48Hours the use of their film for 24 months, worldwide, for a variety of uses, some of which could be commercial - i.e. if we supplied them to a broadcaster who screened it with adverts around it.

So yes, it would be best to allow for commercial use. You can also ask the people you're getting the image from - they may be OK with a film competition.

Its always best to ask.

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 153

Here's another one - Are memes royalty free or public domain?

Probably not - you will need to check each meme - if it uses an image that the creator has made or that is old enough to be in the public domain, or is creative commons licensed then it might be.

I'd suggest avoiding anything on the internet and make your own.

Here's my favourite image source site - https://www.flickr.com/commons

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

in reply to ruth:

I'd suggest avoiding anything on the internet and make your own.

Totally. If you use your own imagery but dress it up in the style of a meme everyone will understand what you're getting at. Don't risk everything on something so trivial when it's so easy to knock up your own.

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