[Videolib] Rights Ownership "Modern Times"

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Mon, 01 May 2006 12:07:23 -0400

Dear Video Libbers,

Am I correct in my conclusion that Warner Brothers Home Video owns the
rights to Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times"? Or if I am wrong, that the
film is at least not in the public domain. I saw that CBS got slapped
with a big fine for using clips of Modern Times in their obituary of
Chaplin because they did not get permission.

I am trying to weed out home made copies from reserve and was given
pause when I thought that perhaps it might be in the public domain. Any
help would be appreciated.

Ciara

p.s. When instructors put media items on reserve, do you all manage
those or do you just send them over to the reserve desk. Also, does
anyone want to share their system for VHS/DVD/CD reserves? I am
revamping. It is so hard to find a good vamp these days.
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