I don't know, Jessica; the DVD and Blu-Ray sets were released not too long ago (a restored Blu-Ray came out in 2012.) I would think that those content producers would be fairly vigilant, and they obviously cleared the rights, no? I will defer to others way more versed and experienced, though . . . Bryan Griest
-----Original Message----- From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu on behalf of Jessica Rosner Sent: Thu 2/20/2014 2:35 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Videolib] The World at War rights question It is very unlikely it is legal though I suspect whoever owns it is not paying attention and has not been for a long time. The key is that it was made in the UK and under GATT basically nothing made in the UK is PD ( assuming it was made after 1923). The rights could be highly convoluted and no one is bothering to enforce them but under GATT someone could come out tomorrow as the owner and sue. Given how long it has been this way I am not holding my breath. It also likely that the well known Richard Rogers score has a separate copyright. Fun stuff. On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Griest, Bryan <bgri...@ci.glendale.ca.us>wrote: > Hi all! > I've seen a number of sites that are streaming and allowing downloading of > this brilliant ITV doc. I know there are DVD and Blu-Ray sets for sale, but > I wanted to know if the freely available streams/downloads are legit. I > would think that the sheer number of sites doing it might imply that they > *are* legal, but thought I'd throw it to the group as well. > Any thoughts? > Bryan Griest > Glendale Public Library > > VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of > issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic > control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in > libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as > an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of > communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video > producers and distributors. > >
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.