Space 1999 and UFO Public Domain?

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SFAndroid
October 8, 2018 - 9:04am
Good Morning All,

I recently saw that all the episodes of Space 1999 and UFO are on YouTube in an unaltered format.  While I wish I had a link to paste, I'm at work and it's at home. However, I had read that no one had purchased the rights from the Andersons, and with their deaths, the rights died with them.

Anyone else hear about this? I've been watching them, just in case they go away.  I had forgotten just how awful an actress Barbara Bain truly is.

Thanks =)
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Palomino-2
October 9, 2018 - 11:52am
 
Wow! Any news on Fireball XL5? I love that series. If memory serves, I think it was the first DVD I ever bought! 
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KRingway
October 9, 2018 - 12:16pm
I very much doubt this. The Anderson's son and daughter are still actively promoting all things Thunderbirds, etc: https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/pages/about-the-official-gerry-anderson-shop

The simple fact of the matter is that a lot of stuff ends up on YouTube, and stuff from the UK tends to get blanked by YouTube, possibly because the latter is an American operation and isn't savvy with non-US stuff (unless it's music and possibly things from the BBC and other UK TV channels). Pretty much every single episode of quite a lot of British TV is on YouTube in an unofficial form - ditto for Daily Motion and other places.

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ChrisDonovan
October 9, 2018 - 7:18pm
Seriously doubt they're PD, but they may be legit uploads depending on who is doing it.  There are a number of serieses that have official channels now.

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TerlObar
October 10, 2018 - 3:13pm
Yeah, copyright law (in most countries) is life of the creator plus 70 years for personal works and 95 years from publication date (or 120 years from creation date whichever is shorter) for works owned by corporations.  So if they just died, the copyright goes to their heirs for another 70 years.
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jedion357
October 11, 2018 - 5:00am
TerlObar wrote:
Yeah, copyright law (in most countries) is life of the creator plus 70 years for personal works and 95 years from publication date (or 120 years from creation date whichever is shorter) for works owned by corporations.  So if they just died, the copyright goes to their heirs for another 70 years.


Just means that by the time its out in the open no one will be around who gives a damn about it.

Tolkien's "other hands and other minds" quote will not come to fruition.
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