She swoons as she whispers “Je t’aime” and falls into his strong arms. The camera pans away from the loving couple, to the spectacularly illuminated Eiffel Tower and… CUT!

Great, lovely. There’s just one problem. The Eiffel Tower’s operating company owns the copyright to the illuminations of this famous Parisian landmark, which was installed by Pierre Bideau in 1985, and therefore has a say in any commercial use, be it a feature film, a documentary or a simple photo.

So either you shoot your love story by day or we sort out the problems concerning the rights for you! If you want footage of the Eiffel Tower, here it is.

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