Part Of Civil Rights Documentary Finally Coming Out On DVD After Years Of Copyright Battling
from the slowly,-but-surely dept
While it's taken a long, long time, the good news is that part I of the documentary has finally been released on DVD, even though part II is still tied up in licensing problems. While I can understand why some have been upset in linking the issue of civil rights with copyfighting, this seemed like a perfect example of the problems of copyright law today. Allowing this DVD to go forward would, in no way, "harm" the market for the original archival footage. It was a way to get it much more attention -- on an incredibly important topic that has deserved much greater awareness. To have all that content mostly locked up for nearly two decades is a real shame, and speaks to the censoring power of copyright law.