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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:17:35 GMT

MPAA Wants to Censor OpenCulture's Public Domain Movies
The same takedown notice includes another unusual and perhaps more worrying request. Between all the “pirate sites” the MPAA also targeted Open Culture's list of public domain movies. For those unfamiliar with the project, Open Culture offers an archive of ...

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:58:10 GMT


What Does It Mean That James Bond's In the Public Domain In Canada?
The movies are not in the public domain, even in Canada. So, if you wrote your own Bond story and released it only in those countries where Fleming's works are in the public domain, you'd still have to be careful to only include details from the books and not ...

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:40:23 GMT

If Congress hadn't extended copyright, Batman and Gone with the Wind would ...
Until 1998, the law allowed all published works to fall into the public domain after 75 years. Once books, movies, and music enter the public domain, they aren't just free to copy, they're also free for anyone to appropriate, modify and build upon. Think, for ...

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:11:01 GMT

Literary works given new life in public domain
During the 20th century, the societal change was movies and television. Being in the public domain meant that movies and television adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Austen's other works could be made without having to pay for the rights to make them ...

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:34:27 GMT

DVD Talk

The Death Kiss (Blu-ray)
DVD Talk
Wow, what a surprise! If you've suffered through as many public domain movies from the 1930s as I have, films produced and distributed by small, long-defunct and forgotten companies, you'll know that the vast majority are quite dreadful, and normally only ...