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Lang Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Feb 1998 19:31:35 -0500
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The copyright notice can be anywhere in or on a copy of a work but in
practice there are standard places to lessen confusion.  I'm not sure how
the question relates to the Wiseman film:  are you asking whether that
final statement is copyrighted, in which case yes.  Other legal issues such
as libel won't be affected by the copyright.
At 06:15 AM 2/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a legal question for anyone out there.  Does it matter where the
>copyright is placed in a film?  Specifically, if the copyright is placed
>at the end of the credits does that have any bearing--leagally--on
>anything that might come after the credits?  I am thinking of something
>such as the "brief statement" which occurs at the end of Frederick
>Wiseman's _Titicut Follies_, stating that changes have been made at the
>MCIB corrections facility since the making of the film.  Does it matter at
>all in a strict legal sense that Wiseman puts this statement "after" the
>film in a sense?
Lang Thompson
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