Thanks to Robert, a drone pilot in Arkansas, for today’s question. He asks if pilots should keep the copyright on their aerial photography and if they should charge when giving up ownership of the raw footage. We discuss copyright law and retaining copyright in order to use the drone footage for your demo reel. We also talk about uploading drone videos to stock footage websites and pricing for clients who want exclusive rights to the content. Fly safe everyone!
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- [04:10] Today’s topic is about retaining copyrights over commercial drone footage
- [05:21] What does copyright law say about drone footage?
- [06:29] Top 3 reasons why you should retain copyrights over your drone footage
- [07:17] Learn how to create passive recurring revenue by using your drone footage
- [08:32] Why does retaining copyrights over drone footage makes great business sense?
- [11:06] What is the penalty for violating copyrights and using drone footage without permission?
- [11:36] Is it wise to give up copyrights to your drone footage if offered a right price?
- [12:20] Master the art of negotiation and learn sales tactics to get the prices that you deserve as a drone pilot