Film Copyright

From: D. Mark Andrews (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 04 2007 - 21:01:09 PDT

Newbie here getting started with small gauge film making. Looking for a good
source regarding copyright information such as:

* Who owns the copyright to old home movies bought off eBay or at the local
swap meet?
* Is it infringement to use "found film" clips in my films?
* Is it permissible (legal) to use copyrighted music in experimental films
without permission?

Would be grateful if anyone can point to any sources about these types of
questions. I spent some time in the archives before posting, but didn't get
specific hits on these types of issues.

Many thanks in advance if you can help.

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