Interesting too that the $1 DVD market, which started out anonymously about a year ago, is now giving full credit to AMC as its source and is in a number of cases putting out 50s and 60s television
programs, but substituting generic synthesized stuff for the original music cues..editions of "Bonanza" and "Burns & Allen" have done this.
James L Wolf wrote:
> I was thinking the the kind of scenario that Mike outlined below, basically a mistaken PD attribution, is not a a "legitimate" PD. Thanks for the clarification, Mike.
> Steve, can you give me a nutshell version of the Kalmus story? Again, the only way I can see anything going out of PD in the US is by the owner proving it shouldn't have gone in the first place.
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> At 02:03 PM 6/20/2005 -0400, James L Wolf wrote:
> >Steve mentioned some copyrights being retrieved, but that was in Europe.
> >I've never heard of a legitamate PD item being retrieved/recaptured in the US.
> Note that "legitimate" is an operative word here. That is, works mistakenly
> assumed to be public domain have been found still to have protection and
> have been withdrawn. IIRC, "It's a Wonderful Life" was reissued as PD
> because the copyright had not been renewed. Later it was found that the
> music in the film was still under copyright (which had been renewed) and
> the reissues were withdrawn.
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