BY AL McCREE
Using Music and Film Clips
in Your Presentation
The Right Way
Many speakers find that using music and/or film clips will significantly enhance the effectiveness of a presentation. Whether it is part of the actual presentation or
merely used as walk-in entertainment, music and film can
set the mood and generate excitement. However, these
types of creative materials are considered intellectual
property and, as such, are protected by copyright laws.
There are three kinds of property:
1. Real property, like a car; something that requires a title.
2. Personal property, such as the clothes you wear.
3. Intellectual property (IP), which includes books,
music, films, speeches, inventions, trademarks—really
any idea that is tangibly expressed that is the result of