December 21, 2006

Public Domain and Copyright

Tales from the Public Domain:BOUND BY LAW? -

Read a comic book that explains public domain in relation to making documentary films. This website sponsored by Duke University includes FREE downloadable versions of these Tales. Commentary, analysis, links. The art is in black and white, well-drawn, and supports the story. Musical tunes are hidden all over New York City. Even the most casual recordings on a street corner of coffee house can get a filmmaker into a lawsuit for thousands of dollars. Are your videos at risk? Read opinions from artists and lawyers. Can capturing a film on a cell phone send you to jail? Will a mistake like this ruin your future career in Hollywood?