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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 4

American Films The first ever complete copyright history of the Master’s American movies All have an unbroken chain of title but that hasn’t stopped the bootleggers NONE are in the

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 3

British Films For the first time: the complete copyright history of the Master’s British films They’ve been fully protected in the UK and many other countries since they first premièred Protection

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright, Part 2

American Law Exploding the public domain myth about the early films of the Master of Suspense In truth, in the US ONLY, some of Hitchcock’s films were public domain –

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright

British Law Iconic film director who made many of the most revered and critically acclaimed movies of all time ALL of his films are copyrighted worldwide but many falsely claim the earliest

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Bootlegs Galore: The Great Alfred Hitchcock Rip-off

Contrary to popular belief, NONE of Hitchcock’s films are in the public domain Bootleggers have been ripping them off for years, especially on DVD He’s the most pirated classic filmmaker

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 4

Parodies and Bootlegging News It isn’t all grim: the world of piracy and bootlegging provides much fodder for comedy Amazon and eBay are the thieves’ global storefront, but things are

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 3

Pirates and Their Victims Speak Behind the vast statistics of stolen films, real peoples’ livelihoods are being ruined Ultimately supporters of piracy pay twice for the price of condoning theft

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 2

Pirate Companies and Distribution There are seemingly endless numbers of pirate labels, all hiding in plain sight Pointing the finger at the ones hardest to spot: those based in the

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs

Overview, the Public Domain and Spotting Fakes Avast, me hearties! There be pirates and bootleggers on the horizon They’ve been robbing honest traders for years but it’s time to make

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide

Charlie Chaplin is the most popular and enduring star of the silent era, but his films on home video represent a minefield for collectors everywhere Whether new to his oeuvre