[Videolib] Pre-1954 Public Domain?

deg farrelly (deg.farrelly@asu.edu)
Wed, 19 Apr 2006 13:25:38 -0700

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This item from the Digital-Copyright listserv has me scratching my head.

Copyright revision helps one-coin DVDs become hit with movie collectors
by Kanako Takhara; Japan Times; 4/17/2006

"It happens all the time: You run down to the video store to rent your
favorite movie classic, only to find someone else has beaten you to it.
But what if you could buy your very own DVD of the film for the same
price as renting it?"
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20060415a5.html

The article states that with the extension of copyright from 50 to 70 years,
titles on which copyright expired before December 31, 1953 fell into public
domain.

I have not heard this argument before.... At least not that I can
recall.....

Comments?

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deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu
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Pre-1954 Public Domain? This = item from the Digital-Copyright listserv has me scratching my head.

Copyright revision helps one-coin DVDs become hit with movie collectors by Kanako Takhara; Japan Times; 4/17/2006

"It happens all the time: You run down to the video store to rent your=
favorite movie classic, only to find someone else has beaten you to it.
But what if you could buy your very own DVD of the film for the same
price as renting it?"
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20060415a5.html


The article states that with the extension of copyright from 50 to 70 years= , titles on which copyright expired before December 31, 1953 fell into publi= c domain.

I have not heard this argument before.... At least not that I can recall...= ..

Comments?


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deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu
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 deg


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