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Originally posted by Mechanic 32
As far as legally, they would have to recieve permission first.
As far as ethics, it depends on the context it was shown in. For example, I don't see any problem using the footage as part of a documentary. But there is no place for this footage in say a comedy, or any type of movie glorifying the perpetrators.
A movie about the heroism of the rescue efforts, is another good example of an acceptable context.
But in soap operas??
[edit on 6/18/2006 by Mechanic 32]
Originally posted by dno117
to be quite honest, i'm not sure. I believe that as long as they (the shows) got some sort of consent from the news agency that originally aired the footage that it would be legal...as far as ethical goes, i think it would depend on the how the footage was used, as in the context of the show. Personally i think making hollywood movies out of these types of events is un-ethical, but thats my 2 cents