Shooting on Private Property

As a general rule, objects which are the property of others and do not represent objects under copyright protection may be filmed without the consent of the owners. A shooting permit (authorization by civil law) by the owner of a property or building is necessary if the property or building must be entered or if a private path on the property is to be used for certain scenes. Information about property ownership is available to the general public in the local land register. It is also necessary to obtain authorization from the property’s leaseholder. The signing of a so-called “location agreement” which defines the regulations and obligations of both parties, is customary. The agreement falls under the civil jurisdiction and criteria of a rental agreement.

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