Re: [Videolib] Rights Ownership "Modern Times"

Matt Bailey (mbailey@carleton.edu)
Mon, 1 May 2006 11:43:22 -0500

I don't know who owns the copyright to the film (possibly the Roy
Export Company?), but it won't be in the public domain until January
2032 (barring any additional copyright term extensions).

Matt

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Matt Bailey
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Carleton College Library
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On May 1, 2006, at 11:07 AM, Ciara Healy wrote:

> 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. > VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion > of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, > acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current > and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. > It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool > for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between > libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and > distributors.

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.