I'm doing the audio post for a short film. It's a graduation film project. I want to record a TV set while a soap opera is broadcasted to use it as background sound for a scene where the character interacts with the TV: she talks to it. So it's a very important part of the script.
Now the director tells me that there will be copyright issues if we use the recording. I really had no idea because I did this before with documentaries and it was fine. We're talking about a British film project that will be going to festivals around the world, hopefully ;)
What do you guys/girls know about this? Are there copyright issues and when?