[Videolib] Copyright question

John Streepy (John.Streepy@cwu.edu)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:03:41 -0700

Hey all,
this is a general information question, not a Blue vs Grey civil war
kind of question (I hope). I remember hearing once that movie trailers
of the past were in the public domain. I know recent films (recent
being relative, at least from the past 15-20 years) are copyright
protected. Is (was) that true? If true, when did they stop being in
the public domain?
thanks in advance.

John H. Streepy
Media Assistant III
Library-Media Circulation
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
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