Using a copyrighted song in fundraising
I mentioned a while back that some of the staff here had done something for comic relief to raise money this year. Basically it will include a DVD for sale which has on it a Thin Lizzy song.
The problem is, we don't have the copyright or permission to use it. Are there any ways of charity fundraising being exempt from this? All money raised from selling the DVDs will go to comic relief, there will be no profit at all, but I'm aware that unless we have permission from the band/agent/etc we can't legally use it.
Wondered if something like comic relief was a caveat to this, and that things done for fundraising were seen as such, and not profit??