Use of Copyrighted Materials: another option

Rick Prelinger (
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:54:28 -0800 (PST)

Though much of the material a filmmaker might wish to appropriate is
constrained by copyright, there are other options. One (in which I'm
intimately involved, so please forgive the plug) is the noncommercial
Internet Archive, which currently hosts about 1000 (soon to be 1400)
historical films from my own archives online at

The collection is free to download, view, and to reproduce in just
about any way that a user might want. The only limitation is that we
ask users not to sell the datafiles themselves. There is no, repeat
no, restriction on using material from the site in other productions,
and there is no payment due. There are five different formats
available, three downloadable, two streaming. The best quality is

It is quite possible that your student working with the images of
mothers and daughters will find useful material in this collection.

Rick Prelinger


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