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July 8, 2014 3:37 PM Subscribe
I am thinking about adding public domain films and shorts to a promotional DVD I am giving away
. I wonder about old films and worry about lawyers. More inside.
posted by Freedomboy to Law & Government (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The DVD is not about films but the media would be "treat" to lure repeated viewings increasing the likelihood of the viewer seeing my own advertisement content on the same disk. Are there issues to consider about the rights? These would be silents, '40's cartoons, odd "found" films of, for example London in the '20's. I would be happy to acknowledge the sources and add a disclaimer as to ownership. Just want the DVD to get repeated viewings, no charge.