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Old August 15th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Resources for Archival Footage? & Copyright Age Limits

I'm working on a documentary involving Western North Carolina and I'm in need of Archival Footage/images (pre-1940).
I have searched the Prelinger Archives and Creative Commons(not really archival) without much luck.

Anyone know of any good places to look for Archival Footage?

Also, isn't there a 50 year age limit on copyrights. Or Is this not always the case?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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Footage of what exactly? The right source would depend on the subject your are looking for.

One place to start: http://www.footage.net/index.aspx

This site has links to many of the major providers.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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Here's a good resource for information on copyrights, including how long they last.

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - Copyright FAQs
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Old August 16th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #4
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I'm working on a documentary involving Western North Carolina and I'm in need of Archival Footage/images (pre-1940).
I have searched the Prelinger Archives and Creative Commons(not really archival) without much luck.

Anyone know of any good places to look for Archival Footage?

Also, isn't there a 50 year age limit on copyrights. Or Is this not always the case?
Both the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress have images available.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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Footage of what exactly? The right source would depend on the subject your are looking for.

One place to start: http://www.footage.net/index.aspx

This site has links to many of the major providers.
Old B&W footage of forestry, Blue Ridge Parkway Development, family recreation, hunting, fishing, etc. I'm doing a kind of nature/historical documentary of a particular area in North Carolina.

I did some copyright/publc domain research after I posted and found out that public domain is anything but simple. I just assumed that anything "old" would be public domain....doh!

Thanks for the links everyone, I'll keep searching.
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Silly question possibly but I haven't seen it directly answered just yet in the discussion above. If I go to the Library of Congress and get public domain photos and videos (in this case about The Great Depression), I can use them in my documentary even if it gets picked up by a studio down the line and released? It doesn't violate rights, or cost money, etc...?
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Silly question possibly but I haven't seen it directly answered just yet in the discussion above. If I go to the Library of Congress and get public domain photos and videos (in this case about The Great Depression), I can use them in my documentary even if it gets picked up by a studio down the line and released? It doesn't violate rights, or cost money, etc...?
Truly public domain material is just that - ownded by the public and free of copyright restrictions on its use by anyone.
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