Re: [Videolib] Tv copyright question

M. Claire Stewart (
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:35:05 -0500

Not an actual answer to your question, Sarah, but a recent article on
a closely related topic:
"Finding Murphy Brown: How Accessible are Historic Television Broadcasts?"
by Jeff Ubois
Journal of Digital Information, Vol 7, No 2

>Is it possible that early television shows could already be in the
>public domain? Is there any source that lists movies/television
>shows that are in the public domain?
>As always, thanks!
>Sarah Andrews
>University of Iowa Libraries

M. Claire Stewart
Acting Head, Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
Coordinator of Digitization Projects, Northwestern University Library
(847) 467-1437
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