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dwayne roszkowski
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public domain film - can i charge for my copy?
« on: May 15th, 2005, 6:48pm »
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hypothetical question... i have a copy of a public domain film, say, night of the living dead. can i charge per person for a screening of it at a theater that i rent out? any intellectual property like commentaries, or still galleries, etc. will not be shown... just the film. am i allowed to do this by law? the movie is PROVEN to be public domain, and i will only show the movie. thank you for all the help.
 
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Re: public domain film - can i charge for my copy?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19th, 2006, 11:37pm »
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No... And if you do show it, an army of flesh-eating zombies will come and eat ya.
 
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Re: public domain film - can i charge for my copy?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 7:14am »
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on May 15th, 2005, 6:48pm, dwayne roszkowski wrote:
hypothetical question... i have a copy of a public domain film, say, night of the living dead. can i charge per person for a screening of it at a theater that i rent out? any intellectual property like commentaries, or still galleries, etc. will not be shown... just the film. am i allowed to do this by law? the movie is PROVEN to be public domain, and i will only show the movie. thank you for all the help.
 
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You can show the original version of "Night of the Living Dead" publicly and you may charge whatever the market will bear for admission.    
 
 
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Re: public domain film - can i charge for my copy?
« Reply #3 on: May 25th, 2006, 9:11pm »
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I was thinking about something similar (Not Night Of The Living Dead), but didn't want to break any legislation. How do I find out what is in the Public Domain? Thanks
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