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Films - I am making a film and want to include music on the sound track. Do I need to get permission?



Generally you do need permission from the relevant copyright owners in the music. Permission is needed, even if the music is incidentally captured on your film soundtrack. However, if the music is not deliberately copied, you may not need permission. If you film people performing music, you will also need permission from the performers.

If you are intending to release your film in another country, you may need specialist legal advice on the extent to which you can rely on the incidental copying exception.




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