Airshow Pilots

navigator72

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I am an amateur videographer, I am wondering if Airshow pilots own the rights to their performance? If I was to film an airshow for commercial use, would I have to get permission from each performer prior to selling the videos?
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flydog

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Depends on the contract. Most of the time it would be the organizer that owns the rights to the show. EAA sometimes sells their own video of Oshkosh and Sun-n-Fun so being that they derive a profit from selling these videos they may not take kindly to people selling similar videos without paying for licensing. If a performer doesnt sign away the rights of their performance they would be entitled to defend their performance as a copyrighted work. Either way it is considered a work such as a book, movie, etc and covered by copyright laws.
 

ShawnC

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I know that photography that is taken in a public place is copyright of the photographer.
 
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