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RE: [dvd-discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss digest 2003] V #180
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- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:58:16 -0700
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- Thread-topic: [dvd-discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss digest 2003] V #180
The right is transferred with posession of
the master recording?
So a duplicating service gets the right
to distribute my work -- and I do not --
because they happen to store masters of my
works for me?
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
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> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Re: [dvd-discuss digest 2003] V #180
> "Michael A Rolenz" <Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org> writes:
> > Yes, but we're now under the Berne Convention, so *everything*
> > is copyrighted.
> All new creative works are copyrighted, but there is a large body of
> pre-Berne works that were published without notice of copyright,
> and immediately entered the public domain without ever having had
> copyright protection. In particular, a large body of radio
> and television
> programming falls into this category. The television programs in
> particular were sold to television stations as 16mm film copies, and
> video copies are available from a number of public-domain
> media vendors.
> For instance:
> Many of those television programs only exist in the form of surviving
> 16mm prints, the original 16mm negatives and master videotapes having
> been long ago discarded. However, according to this law, the right to
> control distribution and performance is transferred along with the
> "physical master recording." Do the owners of the landfills
> those negatives and tapes have the right, under Illinois law,
> to control
> the distribution and performance of those works? What if
> those negatives
> or tapes have been incinerated? Is the use of those works now
> completely illegal?