Re: [Videolib] Ok who wants to deal with FRENCH copyright laws ?

From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Sep 15 2009 - 09:27:52 PDT

I always thought French ( and German) copyright was based on when the
assistant cameraman's 2nd cousin's( twice removed) has been dead for100
years.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com> wrote:

> I might be wrong (I don't think so) but French copyright is based on 70
> years after the author's death and in Melies' case, it would be 2008. So
> actually, I phrased it narrowly -- all his films should be PD.
> The box set could have been produced only for the US, but I think Lobster
> was able to afford everything because the package of films could be
> distributed everywhere. And I just checked Amazon France at
> http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_ss?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=Georges+Melies&x=0&y=0you'll see that three different Melies projects came out in 2008.
>
> Dennis
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Seems odd. Even if Trip FINALLY went PD wouldn't any Melies made after
>> that still be copyrighted or did the set stop with that. Now they could
>> release the set HERE because the stuff was PD but they could not release it
>> in France so are you saying it is released in France ?
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry, my computer is not working perfectly at the moment. What I was
>>> trying to write is that I'm fairly certain A TRIP TO THE MOON (George
>>> Melies) just went into the PD last year or this year. That allowed for the
>>> large Melies box set Serge Bromberg and David Shepard did in France and that
>>> Flicker Alley came out with.
>>> Dennis
>>> Milestone
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/15/world/AP-EU-France-Internet-Piracy.html
>>>> Keep in mind this is the same country where A TRIP TO THE MOON is STILL
>>>> under copyright.
>>>>
>>>> Next time you think American copyright law (which has generous
>>>> exemptions for IN class use among other things) is too restrictive you can
>>>> look across ocean or just up north.
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best,
>>> Dennis Doros
>>> Milestone Film & Video
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>>> 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.
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video
> PO Box 128
> Harrington Park, NJ 07640
> Phone: 201-767-3117
> Fax: 201-767-3035
> email: milefilms@gmail.com
> www.milestonefilms.com
> www.arayafilm.com
> www.exilesfilm.com
> www.wordisoutmovie.com
> www.killerofsheep.com
> AMIA St. Louis 2009: www.amianet.org
> Join "Milestone Film" on Facebook!
>
> 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.
>
>

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