Re: Public Domain Films

Oksana Dykyj (oksana@vax2.concordia.ca)
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 13:27:51 +0000 (HELP)

Cathleen,

Take a look at David Pierce's _Motion Picture Copyrights $ Renewals
1950-1959_. It's a good reference book. No, there is no easy way to
determine if something is in public domain, it's always hard and time
consuming and I'll let Jessica or Denis address that.

Oksana

> Is there any easy way to determine if a film is in Public Domain?
>We need to weed our 16mm collection, but if any of the films are in Public
>Domain we'd like to go ahead and make a VHS copy before purging the film.
>Are there any websites available that deal with this.
> In particular - does anyone know if "Thank You Masked Man" is in
>Public Domain. TIA ~Cath
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>Cathleen Cummings
>Media Coordinator, Santa Rosa Junior College
>1501 Mendocino Avenue
>Santa Rosa, CA- USA 95401
>ccumming@floyd.santarosa.edu
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