iMovie copyrighted material?

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  1. David-fr macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    I have a question, I will be doing a video trailer from iMovie and the templates they have, is the music in the templates copy-righted?

    We can say I will be doing using the video for profitable purposes.

    I'm asking this cause i don'[t want to get the company i work for in trouble and i'ts a simple video, not worth sending over to the design team.

    The video will be sent in a newsletter and may be put in our website.

    I emailed Apple and I should get a reply soon..
     
  2. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Expect a law suit as soon as you publish it.
     
  3. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    That would be ridiculous if they won't allow you to use it. Keep us posted.
     
  4. slu macrumors 68000

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    I believe content like that included with iMovie is royalty free. Should be no issue.
     
  5. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    That would make more sense.
     
  6. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I believe Apple has stated that the content in iMovie is royalty free.
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    As others are stated you should be fine. Apple provides templates for you to use. That would be like me using an Aperture preset and getting sued for selling a photo made with it.
     
  8. David-fr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for the replies, I'm also waiting for a confirmation regarding this from a representative from Apple's Corporate Executive Relations.

    I will ask for a confirmation for collateral and then I'll be good to post it. ;)
     
  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    It's in the iLife License Agreement:

    So yes, you can use it royalty-free, and you now have the official document to cite.

    jW
     
  10. David-fr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WOW, thanks so much! My boss has give me clearance to work on the video ;)

    FYI: this is the game for which I'll do the video: http://domo.aeriagames.com/
     

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