Hi! I have a legal question.
I do video editing.
Let’s give an example: A buyer comes and asks me to edit a video with different videos of which he does not have the rights to use it. Can something happen to me or him?
I think that he wil be responsible. But I have doubts.
Let’s give an example of a page that provides free stock footage.
That page is called pexel.com
If you read in the terms and conditions, you will see this:
“all content made available for download on this service can be used for free for personal and / or commercial purposes SUBJECT TO SOME LIMITATIONS as set out in these terms.”
The scroll down to 5.4 CCO License 2nd paragraph, states:
"Therefore, depending on the intended use of the CC0 Content (in particular commercial purposes), in the case of the depiction of identifiable people, logos, trademark or copyrightable work depicted in the CC0 Content, you therefore may still need the permission or consent from third parties. "
This means that for commercial use, unauthorized use of recognizable faces is not allowed.
They do not provide you with signed authorization of the models, which means that it is potentially risky to use those images in a commercial video.
I understand well?
Now, the question is this:
Could I be issue as an editor (seller)? Or just the buyer?
As a professional I always warn my buyers about this. But if anyone knows about law, I would love to know if I am correct.