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Thread #94776   Message #1838292
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
19-Sep-06 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
"I've appeared as a musician for morris on the Whitby video a number of times, the Sidmouth one at least once - all of which were commercial videos - should I really be looking to claim royalties from all of this? "

Here in the U.S., crowds are often told in advance that they are being filmed or taped. The performers would sign waivers to participate or to allow the production to be recorded.

My daughter appeared briefly on network television this past weekend. Her high school band was videotaped as part of a reality-based program that happened to be taping in our town. No one received payment. They were asked if they would like to appear, they said yes.

Frankly, productions like this would probably dry up if every performer had to be paid.