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Forgotten Faces: Why Some of Our Cinema Heritage Is Part of the Public Domain

David Pierce
Film History
Vol. 19, No. 2, Film and Copyright (2007), pp. 125-143
Published by: Indiana University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25165419
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

When a copyright expires or is not properly renewed, a work falls into the public domain and can be freely reproduced, distributed, and displayed. David Pierce explains how a number of classic films from the studio era entered the public domain, including A Fool There Was, Phantom of the Opera, Night of the Living Dead, Charade, Love Affair, Farewell to Arms, A Star Is Born, Dixiana, Topper Returns, Royal Wedding and Father's Little Dividend.

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