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Quo Vadis(1951 film)

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:34 am
by Halie0201
I'd like to quote some clips (only pictures without the music) from Quo Vadis (

I'm kind of confused about the copyright owner. The provider on Youtube is Warner Bros while the copyright information on the movie saying it's copyrighted by MGM. I searched in the US copyright records but didn't find the record of "Quo Vadis" movie. I just found some records of the music in that movie. I'm not sure if it's still copyrighted and who owns the copyright of the movie.

Re: Quo Vadis(1951 film)

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:57 am
by AndyJ
Hi Halie,

The discrepancy is due to the fact that although MGM made the original film, Warner Home Video arranged for the film to be re-mastered and restored prior to it coming out on DVD in 2008 (and more recently on BluRay).
Since I assume you don't have access to the original filmstock version, you will need to deal with Warners concerning their digitized version. Given the reported amount of restoration involved I think it is highly probable that a new copyright came into being for the digital version. If this is correct then it will last until 2103, under the US corporate copyright legislation (section 302(c)).