The Art in Copyright in Film & Photography

The Art in Copyright in Film & Photography

Do you take photos, film or write texts? You have to deal with copyright in all of those things – and indeed all other creative expressions. If you have made something, then you are the author of it. And so you have the copyright. Another may not just use your work or parts of your work! But how exactly does it work? What do you have to take into account?

1. What is Copyright?

Copyright is the right of the author of a work of literature, science or art to determine how, where and when his work is made public or reproduced.

As a creator, you, therefore, have the right to determine how and where your twitch followers work is used. If someone downloads your video from YouTube and uploads it to Facebook, then that day is not allowed. Copyright is created the moment you make the work – you do not have to request it or state it specifically with your photo, video or text. You have copyright automatically. And that right continues to exist until 70 years after you die.

2. When do you not have Copyright?

In principle, you have copyright over the work that you create. But there are exceptions. For example, when your photo or video has too little creativity or individuality. Consider, for example, passport photos. They have to comply with so many rules that the maker hardly uses any creativity when shooting a passport photo. Also when taking a normal product photo, which we often see in webshops, little personal input is involved (except of course craftsmanship).

3. What is Personality Right?

If you sell your copyright or transfer it to another party, for example, a company, you are no longer allowed to make your work publicly available. That being said; you always keep your personality right.

“This regularly affects architects who are confronted with a renovation of a building they have designed. This renovation can undergo major changes in the appearance and character of a building, which means that the architect’s original design is actually lost. Very recently, for example, litigation has taken place about the renovation of the Naturalist museum in Leiden. In this regard, by the way, also think of an artist who finds out that a municipality wants to relocate a work of art that he has made, whereas he had just designed it for a specific place in that municipality. “