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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 8, 2019 10:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Copyright terms for TV from Spain, Germany, and Austria?

TV movies would be 50 years in any country with 50-year copyright terms for TV episodes, because they are produced for TV.

Regular movies, no, because they aren't produced for TV. "50 years after broadcast" only counts for works produced with TV as their main intended outlet.

More confusing though, are works produced for streaming. I have no idea what the copyright terms for such are. If you ask me they really should introduce laws clarifying the laws for shows produced for streaming (which, I guess, are technically produced for TV, but as they are not "broadcast" as such, things get tricky. I sometimes get the feeling copyright laws are written by a thousand monkeys on a thousand typewriters.....).

EDIT: What about British, Australian and Swedish TV episodes that are produced, but not broadcast? Really confusing....

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Poster: C.S.Cameron Date: Mar 10, 2019 6:41am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Copyright terms for TV from Spain, Germany, and Austria?

I guess that is why TV series like The three Stooges and The Little Rascals are still copyright, they started out as films and not broadcast TV.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 11, 2019 3:10pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Copyright terms for TV from Spain, Germany, and Austria?

"The Three Stooges" and "The Little Rascals" are American, which does not have 50 year copyright terms for TV, and which has the same copyright laws for TV and film. I would explain American copyright law, but I'm lazy, and either way, I have a lot of trouble explaining things (I believe I mentioned I have mild autism several years ago. I'm not dumb, but damn it, I have trouble communicating, which is why I never use social media)

Also, several episodes of both of those series have indeed entered the public domain. Perhaps someone less lazy than me would like to explain why?

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