I am fascinated and excited by book trailers on many levels: the connections the creation of these can make to books; the integration of video and text; the expertise and satisfaction it takes to create and complete and post one.
But I want to know what is acceptable use of the book within the trailer. I have in my head that as we move into this age of making video book trailers, we are showing our interpretations about a book or scene, but not taking the text or images from the book. I'm not even sure about the cover -- although with the new fair use considerations, I'd be happy to push that.
But are you comfortable taking the text from a book and copying it, word for word, in your trailer?
Are you comfortable filming an entire scene from, say, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and posting that?
Do you show book covers throughout?
I'm seeing all kinds of great movies and examples here as folks upload their trailers. Fabulous! But what, if any, are the IP considerations we need to keep in mind? Looking forward to your thoughts.