[d@DCC] Unintended consequences of treating the anonymous part of
the Internet as other than BY-NC-ND
cmacd at telecomottawa.net
Mon May 23 08:52:56 EDT 2005
James McKinney wrote:
> I don't see this problem arising, because thanks to our "imperfect"
> hyper-space, someone, somewhere will have made a copy. So if it's
> valuable enough, there will be a copy, and it will be made accessible.
> Also, much of the time, when someone copyrights something, it's not just
> to make one copy. Other copies will be around for the public to make
IN the past material has been lost because of "corporate agendas". Film
Prints were/are routinely destroyed at the end of their run. Most of
the theatrical copies of Star Wars episode III will probably already be
re-cycled into plastic by 2008. When The DUMONT TV network went broke,
the entire film library was sold back to Kodak for the silver in it
(B&W). )Private collectors have been know to raid Garbage dumps for
16mm Prints. BBC ended up paying some collector to get the only known
copy of one of the Dr. Who episodes, it had been saved from the dump by
a collector in Australia after the TV station that had purchased the
rights threw it out when their rights to use it had expired.
Archive.Org i the only folks that I know of who are trying to prevent
this happening in Cyber-space, although web pages can be saved much more
easily than what is involved in "stealing" film prints from the dump.
> On Richard's point about losing our heritage, as I said, I think our
> heritage is important enough that copies will be made by the public that
> are accessible to the public when the copyright lapses.
Do a web search on "Film Heritage" or "Lost Movies"
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario
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