Tampa, FL asked in Copyright for Florida

Q: Can I give the copyright responsibility to my client for their wedding video?

I own a video production company and some of my clients like to use popular songs for their wedding videos. I am personally not against it but I don't want a client to not fully have the option to use it. so is there a way that I can add to my contract that they can use the song of their choice but as long as they take full responsibility for copyright infringement? this is verbatim what I want to add but please let me know if this will protect me from copyright: " Client is allowed to use 2 songs of their choice if desired; However, the Client agrees to take full responsibility of any copyright infringement and any legal responsibilities that may come with it if they choose to use a song or songs that * my company name* does not have the license to" . Please educate me lol

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: I do not think that covers you.

You would be the accessory to the violation.

You could license the songs in your client's name and add them to the video and that way everybody is covered. You could charge your client for the licensing of the songs.

Consult with an attorney and best luck.

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