It’s hard, from all reports, to get a license for use in these videos so many photographers just do without. That’s coming back to bite some of them.
I am constantly stunned at how many photojournalists, at major conferences, decide to use their 60 minute time slot to run a slideshow set to music of their work. It shows a fairly significant misunderstanding of their audience (most have seen the work and want to know how it came to be) and a massive misunderstanding of copyright law. There’s no way putting images to copyrighted music and showing it in a room of 100 is a “private performance.” It’s a public performance and you need a license.
How can we chase after others for violations when so many of our own are violators?