Re: [Videolib] another fair use question

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Wed, 21 Sep 2005 14:56:19 -0400

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> I really got to get back to work or sneak out and play tennis. Just to po=
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> out further, European copyright's main assumption is that EVERYTHING is
> copyrighted. Public domain only exists in theory. The Passion of Joan of =
Arc
> is a perfect example of this where by all rational belief, this is an orp=
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> film, but Gaumont claims copyright and strictly enforces it throughout th=
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> world.=20

Well MY favorite is A TRIP TO THE MOON made in 1895. It is PD in the
US under our laws but not in France
and I believe the whole of Europe and like Gaumont I believe Madame Melies
is most aggressive on this.

Jessica

PS I bet Oksana and our Canadian Videolibers don=B9t know whether to laugh or
cry reading this stuff
As they pay for EVERYTHING they use in a class and one of the big companies
wants them to pay for
Every title IN THE LIBRARY

Jessica

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Re: [Videolib] another fair use question



I really got to get back to work or sneak out and play tennis. Just to poin= t out further, European copyright's main assumption is that EVERYTHING is co= pyrighted. Public domain only exists in theory. The Passion of Joan of Arc i= s a perfect example of this where by all rational belief, this is an orphan = film, but Gaumont claims copyright and strictly enforces it throughout the w= orld.
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     Well MY favorite is A  TRIP TO THE MOON = made in 1895. It is PD in the US under our laws but not in France
and I believe the whole of Europe and like Gaumont I believe Madame Melies = is most aggressive on this.

Jessica

PS I bet Oksana and our Canadian Videolibers don’t know whether to la= ugh or cry reading this stuff
As they pay for EVERYTHING they use in a class and one of the big companies= wants them to pay for
Every title IN THE LIBRARY

Jessica

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