Record #1288

Date:
25/09/1926
Record Type:
Report
From/By:
Jose de Villalonga
Reel:
Reel 4
Frame Start:
4-1563
Frame End:
4-1605
Legacy ID:
1299
Legacy Year:
1928
Legacy Index:
Copyright
Comments:
EDITORIAL COMMENT: All this is obviously in practice covered by contracts, but it raises the issues that Dreiser and the Authors' League raise, of the French ""right of respect"" and protection of the author's reputation.

Report on the question of international copyright -- important in relation to the issue of authors' rights. 'Opinion Expressed by Mr. [Jose] de Villalonga, Head of the Legal Section of the International Institute of Intellectual Co-0peration." This is a product of the 4th Committee of the Motion Picture International Congress, held in Paris. It is very well indexed, and grapples with question like: "Determination of the Author or Authors of the Motion Picture;" Legal Means by which Authors of Photoplays may Protect their Moral Interests;" and "International Regulation of Copyright Law as Regards Motion Pictures." It is an attempt to determine the legal rights of various production personnel, and distinguishes between patrimonial rights and personal rights, raising the question of what rights an author has to object to a producer's alteration of his work. Notes that the United States is not a signatory of the Berne Copyright convention, and proposes a convention specifically on motion picture copyright - sees the problem as one of the things that will eventually be solved by the League of Nations. 37 pp

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