What are my ethical responsibilities with unsuccessful audition recordings to a free-culture production like Lunatics? Ought I to destroy them? Save them for later, but NOT include them in the project sources? Or just put them in there for all to find?
Successful audition recordings have been used in the project already. But I'm uncertain what factors to consider with respect to the unsuccessful ones.
Potential issues here:
Trust-relationship with actors (What's their typical expectation with audition recordings? Will this inhibit future casting calls?)
Personality rights -- do I even have the right to say who auditioned (thus associated the name with my project, even if we didn't select them)?
Integrity of the project as "open source"
Educational/insight value of understanding the directing and casting process
A pool of talent for future parts
Some of the auditions were extremely good. Some missed simply because the competition was stiff. Some because they just weren't in the right vocal range. Some because they didn't seem to understand the part. Others were just very bad actors who need to go back and get acting lessons -- or like me, they're amateurs who aren't really actors at all, but just want to be involved in the project.
I want to do the right thing here, not just "stay within the law". I'm willing to consider ethical, legal, and pragmatic considerations. I feel conflicted about what's "right", though, and I'd like to hear some opinions from others.