I've searched the forum for an answer to this one but I've drawn a blank....here goes...
We've recorded (video) a keynote speech for a Business Institute
They asked the speaker would it be OK for us to record (video) it...speaker agreed
As regards copyright, are we like photographers, the owners of the copyright to the footage and the "speaker" as the owner of the intellectual property (speech) owner of the copyright to that?
If so...and this is really hypothetical...can either of us refuse to allow the video to be used?
Once we are paid for the "gig" does our copyright (if we have any) transfer to the client?
Reason I ask, the resulting DVD will be given free to members of the institute (non profit), but I have a funny feeling the speaker may see future mileage (moneymaking opportunity) in this type of project and possibly want to market the DVD themselves.
With luck they may approach us to create a new DVD for them, of course we will be happy to oblige....
Such a minefield!.....as a final question....who owns the copyright to the video animations/graphics created for the introductions and final credit sequences on the dvd...it was all our "artistic/creative" work...but used the Institutes logos (with their permission obviously)
Cheers everyone....summers coming....