Hello to all of the members in Digiral director forums.
As i`m working on freelancer.com recently i had a client who requested video production of 10 videos, advertising USA toll free number. After the videos were produced,client claimed that videos have copyright infringement and refused to release the escrow (milestone). Now we are in the middle of a dispute and arbitration stage will soon come. Videos are 10 x 3 minutes each. In one of the videos there is indeed one picture with sign of copyright - i told him that this is my mistake and i will replace it with something i own. For the other material,used for the videos i have presented a signed statament from the audio/visual distribution company PROPHON , which is the biggest in Bulgaria,that the videos have none whatsoever copyright infringement,and 7 videos i have produced for him are with paid coipyright taxes for commercial distribution purposes.
One thing that i have may got wrong is that i took footage for the rest 3 of the videos (aprox 30 sec footage total => 10 seconds per each video,other video was bought from PROPHON) from youtube,where as NOt mentioned in the video itself or in the discription that this material is copyrighted. Even if it is (which was not) the law of fair use Fair use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia should apply then (that is a question?)
Other than that,do you have some other advice for me that can be helpfull on how to procede and what other evidence i may attach as potential prove ?