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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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Ironman Documentary... Legal Help

Hi!!
I just completed a documentary on the Ironman Triathlon. I need some help. The Ironman corporation gave me permission to film the race, but told me I could not sell the DVD. I filmed the documentary and have gotten many requests to sell it... The whole race was filmed outside on state and town roads, but the Ironman logo appears in the documentary alot! If I sell it is there anything Ironman corp can do to me?
I am very confused on why documentaries like "super size me" dont get sued by mcdonalds. I have the clearance for everything else in the movie- Such as music, releases, etc.
So what is everyones take? Thanks in advance for all your help! These forums where such a HUGE help during the production of my film. If you want to see more info on the documentary you can visit my website www.140point6.com
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Old September 17th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hi!!
I just completed a documentary on the Ironman Triathlon. I need some help. The Ironman corporation gave me permission to film the race, but told me I could not sell the DVD. I filmed the documentary and have gotten many requests to sell it... The whole race was filmed outside on state and town roads, but the Ironman logo appears in the documentary alot! If I sell it is there anything Ironman corp can do to me?
I am very confused on why documentaries like "super size me" dont get sued by mcdonalds. I have the clearance for everything else in the movie- Such as music, releases, etc.
So what is everyones take? Thanks in advance for all your help! These forums where such a HUGE help during the production of my film. If you want to see more info on the documentary you can visit my website www.140point6.com
Thanks!
Weston

I'm sorry I can't help. Greed is always the underlying concept of wielding power. But, I will stop by in Philly and watch the show. Lets us know.

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Old September 17th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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Great! I will see you there! I will have the time and where its playing posted on the website soon.
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