Here are some resources to ensure the avoidance of infringement of rights or permissions.
Re-Selling of Work
In most cases, you can’t sell the same video story to another publisher since that would violate the Standard Freelancer Agreement (Creative Terms), which you agree to every time you begin a project. It states that the publisher buys all copyrights and moral rights in exclusivity. Some publishers may choose to have their own agreements with different requirements, which will be visible in the project view. If you plan to sell a print or photo version of the story, please let your editor know (along with an expected publishing date) before you agree to produce the story. Media is a competitive industry, so if you promise a publisher a scoop, make sure you deliver a scoop. Remember, when dealing with publishers, always be transparent as that will help build a trusting, long-term relationship. Please send an email to email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns.
Remember Release Forms
Most publishers will want your subjects to sign release forms. Make sure you ask them to upload any required paperwork inside the Storyhunter project area before you head out into the field. Then, when you’re done with the assignment, you can simply upload any signed releases in the same place where you downloaded the original forms.
Beware of Copyrights
Whenever you use music, stills, or additional footage in your video that is not your own, please make sure that you always inform your publisher right away. Their editorial policy and legal departments might not allow for this. If they do, however, make sure to have the appropriate release form signed and that you credit these elements accordingly. In our experience, it is always better to use creative commons material that allows for a commercial license. Click here for a list of resources. Below are two sites that we strongly recommend: