In a documentary there are various different areas to consider when it comes down to the legal and ethical guidelines. When it comes down to the legal requirements you have to consider the copy rights of music that you have decided to use within your documentary. If you have chosen to use a song that isn't produced by yourself then you would need to contact the music producers to get permission for using your chosen song in a public production.Libel and Slander are both defamatory processes. This basically means, each one discredits the party of whom the statements are made about. However each one is very different and unique from each other.
Slander occurs when one makes a false talking statement to
another individual. These transmissions can also occur by certain body movements
and hand gestures. Slander does not include communications that have been
recorded or transfixed. There has to be public a public statement made to
•Relating to someone that a husband is
cheating on his wife
•Saying a doctor has fake diplomas on his wall
employer claiming an employee stole equipment
•Stating that a severed
finger was found in the soup at a restaurant
•Accusing someone of stealing
Ethics in a documentary has to have a moral
to the story and it has to have a meaning. Ethics in a documentary is the heart
of the story.
For example: our documentary which is based on a life of a
sixth former. we are trying to reflect with this documentary what people get up
to in school, how do they spread there time with exams lessons ans social life.
Libel is when someone makes a false statement about another
person. the statement that is made damages the other persons reputation. In
order to constitute libel there must be a publication of the statement. The
statement can be made to one person or many people. e.g. in a public speech.
Cartoons, signs and artistic depictions can contribute to libel making it
different to slander.
Example: in 2011 David Beckham's claim for libel and
slander against a celebrity magazine that alleged he slept with a prostitute.
Slander and libel must be expressed as a factual statement. This
means that the statement that is said or shown cannot simply be a opinion about
a person or entity. For example, if someone says "He's wearing red, i don't like
him", then this would be a matter of opinion not a statement. Therefore this
isn't and doesn't have anything to do with Slander and Libel. Libel is
different to slander because slander refers solely to spoken words, Radio or
television both involve spoken words, however as these words are transfixed
broadcasting in television and radio are conveying libel.