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Lucasfilm on Star Wars the Complete Saga Blu-ray: Hands on Report

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#501 of 506 Douglas Monce

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Posted September 19 2011 - 03:41 PM

[quote name="DaveF" url="/t/314096/lucasfilm-on-star-wars-the-complete-saga-blu-ray-hands-on-report/480#post_3852434"]


I was imagining *original* copyright law (c. 19th century), which was like 20-30 years after creation.

 

[/quote] That depended on if it were owned by a company or the copyright was owned by an individual author. Corporation was around 20 years, if it was the author it was 20 years after the author's death. Doug
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Posted September 19 2011 - 08:31 PM

Foxy, I remember it quite clearly. Jabba says a few lines in Huttese,and then licks his own lips,which has the effect of grossing Leia out because she's really in a close-up shot near the lips.

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Posted September 20 2011 - 12:30 AM



Originally Posted by Douglas Monce 



That depended on if it were owned by a company or the copyright was owned by an individual author. Corporation was around 20 years, if it was the author it was 20 years after the author's death.

Doug


Ah. That's what I get for reading Wikipedia too fast :)


In all this, the talk is as if Lucas personally owns the copyright on Star Wars. Is that the case? Is it, literally, "his" film? Or is it held by LucasFilm or Fox or such corporation?




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Posted September 20 2011 - 01:42 AM



Ah. That's what I get for reading Wikipedia too fast :)

 

In all this, the talk is as if Lucas personally owns the copyright on Star Wars. Is that the case? Is it, literally, "his" film? Or is it held by LucasFilm or Fox or such corporation?

 

Lucasfilm Limited is the owner of everything Star Wars and George Lucas is the head of that company. Lucas has always owned all the sequels and prequels. And I belive that prior to The Phantom Menace, Fox gave LFL the rights to the first movie in exchange for the rights to distribute the prequels.

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Posted September 20 2011 - 11:33 AM



Ah. That's what I get for reading Wikipedia too fast :)

 

In all this, the talk is as if Lucas personally owns the copyright on Star Wars. Is that the case? Is it, literally, "his" film? Or is it held by LucasFilm or Fox or such corporation?

 

Well the copyright is registered to Lucasfilm, which is a limited corporation with one stock holder, George Lucas. So yes it is literally his film, lock stock and barrel. Doug
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#506 of 506 Douglas Monce

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Posted September 20 2011 - 11:34 AM

Lucasfilm Limited is the owner of everything Star Wars and George Lucas is the head of that company. Lucas has always owned all the sequels and prequels. And I belive that prior to The Phantom Menace, Fox gave LFL the rights to the first movie in exchange for the rights to distribute the prequels.

That was my understanding of the deal they struck with Lucas for Empire also. It was also the deal that cost Alan Ladd Jr. his job. Doug
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