Originally Posted by PavementPounder
Using the clip without his permission would be a legitimate complaint, but if it was broadcast on NBC's Nightly News prior to the production of the movie - would that make it accessible to the general public and fair game?
No not open, especially when used to make a profit.
I deal with this all of the time. Shoot, I was doing a show for Nascar, and wanted to use Nascar's footage. To do that for their internal meeting I had to get permission from
1. The Team Owners
2. The Drivers
3. Nascar Officials
4. The network it was originally broadcast on.
And this was for an internal meeting, not being shown to the public. There are alot of laws that apply to broadcast footage.