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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jul 24, 2005 11:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: How long before a copyrighted movie gets pulled from the archive?

Hi... from reading several of the posts I counted no fewer than 3 instances of copyrighted films thought to be in PD which have been pulled from the archive.

How long of a period from the time the picture is posted does it get pulled from the archive once its copyright has been confirmed? Does every film posted get verified?

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Poster: kris1999 Date: Jul 25, 2005 2:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long before a copyrighted movie gets pulled from the archive?

It must be pretty quickly, Plan 9 had barely been there a week before it was pulled.

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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jul 25, 2005 7:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long before a copyrighted movie gets pulled from the archive?

This morning I streamed Plan 9 (it was still on the archive). I just checked now, it's not there. So I guess a week's about right.

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Poster: kris1999 Date: Jul 25, 2005 6:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long before a copyrighted movie gets pulled from the archive?

I think it's difficult for them to absolutely verify something because copyright laws are complicated, even if you think the film has clearance things like the musical score may still be in copyright.

Even the makers of the original film can have problems. The Michael Caine film "Billion Dollar Brain" had copyright problems when they tried to release it on video because it used a clip of the Beatles, which meant they needed the Beatles' permission to release the video.