Quote: Originally Posted by anthonyvigh
hey I was just wondering if its possible to edit movies in windows 7? and what the copy-right regulations are for taking a piece of a climate change documentary from bbc for a climate change paper to be presented to the 21C energy summit in melbourne, they are currently running a climate change paper competition for university students and I would like to take some snippets of the BBC Climate Change documentary (Earth the Climate Wars) any help appreciated.
Well there's Windows Live Movie Maker
for 7 and Vista which is still in Beta and so far is pretty basic and Movie Maker for Vista
which is its precursor and is more sophisticated. The later I believe will run under 7 with a little compatibility work. (there is some talk that you need to run a portable version
- but I don't run it so, frankly, I don't know.
Both are free. Get them from Microsoft. VirtualDub
has a good reputation and is Open Source I think.
As to the copyright issue that is much more complex. The BBC does have some very progressive ideas on copyright but I'm not up to date on that and can't advise you. I suspect however that there is a great deal of material on the BBC website in that regard. At one time the greatest limitations were for residents outside the UK so that may be a problem for you.
Otherwise you will need permission to use any substantial excerpts from their programs, tho if it is for review, critical or educational purposes you might
legally be able to use short grabs. You will need to follow that up.
The terms of the competition may explain that more, or possibly the competition administration may be able to help.
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