[pd-discuss] Question pd-discuss Digest, Vol 51, Issue 11

Angelopoulos, C.J. C.J.Angelopoulos at uva.nl
Tue Aug 30 14:38:50 BST 2011


I don't think the rule of shorter term is relevant here. For starters, if I understand correctly, protection is not denied in the US because of expiry of the term of protection, but rather because of non-compliance with formalities. In the international context however depending protection on formalities conflicts with the Berne Convention. 

In any case, the rule of shorter term cannot permit a Berne member to grant a term of protection to foreign authors shorter than the minimum term set by Art. 7 Berne Convention (in the case of cinematographic works, 50 years from making available).

For further analysis, see here: http://www.mediainstitute.org/new_site/IPI/2010/081810.php

 

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Do movies not fall under the "rule of the shorter term" in Europe? Shouldn't an American movie that is in the public domain in the US also be in the public domain in Europe, regardless of the life+70 term? 

Peter Hirtle

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In most EU jurisdictions the presence (or absence) of a copyright notice is irrelevant. It is equally irrelevant, whether a work is in the public domain according to another jurisdiction.
Only the explicit donation of the work by the rights owners (or a CC license) would be able to circumvent copyright protection until 70 years after the director's death.

Hartwig

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From: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
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I also thought Night of the Living had issues in the US due to the soundtrack not being PD.

Rufus

On 26 August 2011 14:25, Adam Green <adam.green at okfn.org> wrote:
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> Hi, wondering if any lawyers might be able to help me out, I am need 
> to know whether Night of the Living Dead (1968) is in the public 
> domain in the EU. It is so in the US, because a copyright indication 
> was not on the prints. But unclear if this is also the case for other countries.
> Thanks,
> Adam
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