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What are the laws regarding filming school nativity?

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carocaro Tue 13-Nov-12 22:43:53

We are looking into filming the infant nativity and selling the DVD's to parents to raise £ for the school. This has been done really well in the past, but not for the last few years. Does anyone know what the rules, regulations & law, are if any regarding this? I presume like all school functions you are are allowed to film/take pics as long as they are for personal use, distribution or for social netoworks etc. Aslo as long as they are only sold direct to parents with an order form.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 13-Nov-12 22:45:54

It will depend if all parents of children involved in the concert (possibly in the school ) have agreed that their child can be photographed and filmed.

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 22:46:29

You'll have right to exert copyright on it.

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 22:46:55

But is there a LAW covering permission slips for filming & photographs?

eatingrottenapples Tue 13-Nov-12 22:50:24

We are not allowed to film or take pics at any event. Only after of only your child. This us because we have a lot of children in la care. Every parent/guardian has to sign a consent form. If even one doesn't then it will be a no go. Sorry. I think it is a real shame.

stargirl1701 Tue 13-Nov-12 22:54:29

You need to pay the copyright holder a fee.

Parental permission is down to school/LA policy.

We now photograph all the children in costume before the show and sell copies to family on the night. Jessops print them for about 2p a photo (the more photos the lower the price) and we charge 20p a photo grin

Ditto the DVD. Show is filmed by member of staff, burned onto disc and sold for £5.

Quite the money spinner for the school.

BreconBeBuggered Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:34

The school should have its own policy regarding the use of photographic images and video; you'd need to check whether this has been updated or amended recently. Social networks have their own rules about what can be posted there if there are pictures of children whose parents haven't given permission.
There may be safeguarding issues with individual children who may not be filmed in this way, and there could be children whose parents have refused permission for their images to be used publicly. You'd need to work closely with the head to get around this, but it's doable, and often less of a nightmare for schools than having unknown people surreptitiously filming from the audience.

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