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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 of Suspense’s British films They’ve been fully protected in the UK and many other countries since they

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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 the US ONLY, some of Hitchcock’s works were public domain – but no

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright

British Law Iconic 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 are

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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 – anywhere Years of speculation and misinformation by cocksure commentators muddy the waters The most pirated classic

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

Parodies and Bootlegging News It‘s not all grim: the world of piracy and bootlegging provides much fodder for comedy Amazon and eBay are thieves’ global storefronts, but things are slowly

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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 those hardest to spot: those based in the Western

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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 Robbing honest traders for years but it’s time to make them walk

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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 are a minefield for collectors everywhere Working out where to start