This is a pirate site trying to justify itself. There is no such thing as "collector to collector" sales, it is a bootleg As for this film specifically because of the GATT treaty basically nothing made in France or other European countries as well as many others is PD unless in the very,very rare instance it fell PD in its own country and as France has the most stringent copyright laws in the world in my view ( A TRIP TO THE MOON only became PD there about 7 years ago) it is virtually impossible for this film to be PD.
Any site selling European films and claiming they are PD is lying as they are lying about "collector to collector" sales. Not like rights holders are going to be checking out pirate sites and providing them with "proof of ownership" when they know full well they are illegal. There is a reason you can only find some "rare" films on sites like this and it because they are not legal Jessica On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Karsten, Eileen <kars...@mx.lakeforest.edu> wrote: > > Does anyone know if the 1954 version of Huis Clos (No Exit) directed by > Jacqueline > Audry <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041642/?ref_=tt_ov_dr> is in public > domain? A faculty member found it listed on a site with the disclaimer : > Most > of the films available on this site have fallen into the public domain and > do not infringe on any intellectual property rights. Other films are under > the copyright of their respective owners. Movies are sold on a collector to > collector basis, no rights are given or implied. If you believe a film > offered on this site infringes on an existing copyright, please contact us > with proof of ownership and the title will be removed at once. They are > selling it as a DVD-R with no artwork or case. I told her I believed it is > a bootleg copy, but she wanted to know how I could be sure that it is not > in public domain. > > > > Thank you for any help you can provide. > > > > > > Eileen Karsten > > Head of Technical Services > > Donnelley & Lee Library > > Lake Forest College > > 555 N. Sheridan Road > > Lake Forest, IL 60045 > > kars...@mx.lakeforest.edu <kars...@lakeforest.edu> > > 847-735-5066 > > > > 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. > > -- Jessica Rosner Media Consultant 224-545-3897 (cell) 212-627-1785 (land line) jessicapros...@gmail.com
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