Reality-Ready Clothing

For those of you auditioning for reality shows, the prepixilated t-shirt may give you the edge you need (linked through Sivacracy). One comment points out that pixilated logos on TV are about “not wanting to give free advertising, and wanting to perpetuate this rights clearance culture”, not about IP law. Supporting this opinion is a guide to best practices for documentary film makers produced with counsel, which states that (in the US),

…the most common situations where producers have fair-use rights:
“[…]”Capturing copyrighted media content in the process of filming something else.” The producer unintentionally catches incidental sounds or images, such as pop music playing on the radio in the background or a family singing the copyrighted “Happy Birthday” song. Fair use can’t be a cheap way to cop a soundtrack…” (see Current.org)

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