Persons interested in copyright law and textbooks ought to read
Kristin Thompson's piece in a recent CINEMA JOURNAL (1993 sometime).
She, a co-author of a popular film textbook that uses hundreds of
frame enlargements (FILM ART), argues against getting copyright
permission for these frames. The argument extends beyond that of
"fair use," but I can't do it justice here. I'd encourage interested
folks to read her piece, though.
It was written as a report to the Society for Cinema Studies. She
consulted authorities at the Library of Congress and several lawyers.
It will be interesting to see how this shakes out--especially as more
film/TV books (and textbooks in particular) use frames from film and
Greatest number of costume changes in a movie:
65 (Elisabeth Taylor in CLEOPATRA)
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