Re: [Videolib] Copyright question

M. Claire Stewart (claire-stewart@northwestern.edu)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 14:40:17 -0500

I don't know why trailers would be public domain. The film itself is
copyrighted, presumably the trailer is produced by the company owning
the copyright (or performed for hire), and is also copyrighted.

I'd say it's not true. They never were in the public domain, so there
isn't a question of stopping.

Claire

>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.
>jhs
>
>
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