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Allen ZagelSomeone wants to license a clip of mine. Help?
by on Mar 21, 2006 at 1:45:42 am

Hello
Came over here from Sony Vegas Forum. Got an email tonight that someone wants to license a clip of a video I shot. I created a DVD and have been selling it. Apparently this person either purchased or saw the video.

He said he needed a clip for a presentation.

In my reply I asked him how long of a clip he needed and what the presentation was all about among other questions.

So what do I charge? What kind of paperwork would I need? Is there any 'stock' license agreements available anyplace?

Any help at this point would be appreciated as I never got into this before and didn't really think I would! ha!

Thanks
Allen

My web site features;
China, China Railways and music.
http://www.azagel.com

Video site;
http://www.asxvideo.com
NEW! Shanghai MagLev DVD.


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David Roth WeissRe: Someone wants to license a clip of mine. Help?
by on Mar 21, 2006 at 7:48:38 am

Alan,

Just write up a very brief license agreement yourself, and include the name of the two companies, the production title (presentation in this case), the length of the clip, the length of the license (maybe in perpetuity, maybe not), and most import of all, include the statement "for one time usage only," meaning he can only use it in this one presentation. It should be understood that if he creates a new presentation and wants to use your clip, he has to relicense it from you.

The one time usage thing is really the key to every license agreement, but, and its also the way you can expect to get ripped-off, cuz its very hard to enforce. Just remain vigilant and keep your eyes open, but try not to lose sleep over it.

Hope this helps,
DRW


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Allen ZagelRe: Someone wants to license a clip of mine. Help?
by on Mar 21, 2006 at 10:35:47 am

Thanks David

I thought there'd be more to it. Now I got to figure out what to charge him. Never done this before except that I license the music I use for my DVD's.

Allen

My web site features;
China, China Railways and music.
http://www.azagel.com

Video site;
http://www.asxvideo.com
NEW! Shanghai MagLev DVD.


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