Recording concerts and sharing them online: Is it legal?

Nancy and the Meerkats investigate!

In the final episode of Nancy and The Meerkats, the band is getting ready for their tour!

They’ve been facing all kinds of intellectual property problems but performing live has thrown-up one more problem…

There’s a bunch of rules about recording concerts that Nancy and the Meerkats are looking into!

Like most gigs, tickets have terms and conditions on the back with information about the concert – you know – the small print.

Lots of tickets actually say that it’s not permitted for people to take photos or videos or make any unauthorised reproductions of the show at all.

Most people will just enjoy looking at their pictures and videos privately, and bands want people to enjoy remembering the show.

It becomes a bigger problem if those videos appear on the internet. Remember those recordings are all illegal. The copyright of your performance belongs to you not them. Publishing them online also counts as an infringement of copyright!

Plus it would spoil the concert for people who haven’t seen it yet!

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I hope we’ve given you loads of great ideas about how to start your own band. Why don’t you have a crack at designing your own band poster?

You could make it a tour poster with your band name and logo, and lots of dates and places. When you’ve done it send them in to us – we’d love to see them!

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