Clients prefer to work with BZ/Rights because we get them the
response they need fast!
RIGHTS AND CLEARANCE
BZ/Rights handles all your rights and clearance needs for:
- Music Rights
- Film & TV Clips
- Photo Rights
- Celebrity Rights
- Sports-related Materials
- Literary Materials
- Trademarks: a Chevrolet car, the Magic 8 Ball, Nike’s “Just Do It,” Chanel No.5, the Segway –
anything that is copyrighted or otherwise protected.
SEARCHES AT THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES
We are able to commission a quick, cost-effective search for you.
We’ve received so many inquiries about the Public Domain status of music and literature that we formed a subsidiary, The BZ/Rights Stuff, which publishes books on the subject of Public Domain. We now offer five books. They are: They Never Renewed: Songs You Never Dreamed Were in the Public Domain (96 titles of ’50s & ’60s popular songs that made the Billboard charts and are in the Public Domain because their copyrights were not properly renewed – all yours to use for free), The Mini-Encyclopedia of Public Domain Songs (800 well-known and loved songs), Great Literary Works in the Public Domain, Great Children’s Literature in the Public Domain, and All Things Christmas in the Public Domain. Click here to visit our Website ThePublicDomainSite.com, where you will find detailed descriptions of the books and an order form, plus general information on the subject of Public Domain.
We are experts on the subject of Public Domain. If you want to know if music, film and TV clips, stories, characters, photos, art, or celebrities are in the Public Domain, consult us.
EXPERT LEGAL WITNESS
Because BZ/Rights does nothing but clear copyrighted materials for every conceivable use, its CEO, Barbara Zimmerman, is often called upon as an expert legal witness to determine the value of a property in the current marketplace – anything from the use of the James Bond property on a TV commercial to the use of a song at an in-house meeting. We also supply expert testimony on the customs and practices of the licensing/rights/copyright community.
CONSULTATION ON RIGHTS CLEARANCE
- BZ advises and trains staff at companies that want to do their own rights clearance projects.
- BZ advises theaters and dance companies on rights clearance issues involved in performances.
- BZ conducts tests to see if new ventures based on the usage of copyrighted materials will be feasible.
- BZ advises you as to which elements have to be cleared, and which don’t, in any given project.
NOTED SPEAKER ON RIGHTS CLEARANCE/LICENSING ISSUES
CEO Barbara Zimmerman has guest-lectured at The New School, New York University, The Ad Age Creative Workshop, The 4A’s, Women in Film, The Independent Filmmakers ICS, AAP (American Association of Publishers), The CD-ROM Convention, Seybold, E3, the ITVA (International Television Association, now the Media Communications Association), and the Institute of the Practitioners in Advertising in London.
If you’d like to have Barbara talk at anything from a staff meeting to a convention, please get in touch.
ARTICLES ON RIGHTS CLEARANCE/LICENSING ISSUES
CEO Barbara Zimmerman also writes extensively on rights issues. She has had articles published in Videography, Publishers Weekly, Multi-Images, AV Video, Video Systems, The Public Domain Report, Multimedia & Technical Licensing Law Report, CD-ROM Professional, ITVA News, Content, Industrial Photography, Photo Methods, Teleconferencing News, and Film & Video Weekly, among others.
If you are interested in an article for your publication, please get in touch.