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best format for copyrighting film / video ? what form?

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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 12:40:57 PM

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to copyright film(s) or video, what form do you use?
also, what format?
is it best to send in 2 copies of VHS,
or DVD? which kind of DVD?
or will a CD-R with MPEG-2, windows media, MPEG 4 or DIVX work?
i am looking for the cheapest/easiest method, but also one that is
reliable and which the copyright office would accept.
many thanks in advance...
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 1:58:13 PM

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"Mad Scientist Jr" wrote ...
> to copyright film(s) or video, what form do you use?
> also, what format?
> is it best to send in 2 copies of VHS,
> or DVD? which kind of DVD?
> or will a CD-R with MPEG-2, windows media, MPEG 4 or DIVX work?
> i am looking for the cheapest/easiest method, but also one that is
> reliable and which the copyright office would accept.
> many thanks in advance...

http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:14:41 AM

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1. it says use form VA for visual works - but what if your film/video
has sound?

2. What is a physically durable (eg CD-Rs deterioriate over time, VHS
tapes deteriorate with each play, etc) and compatable (in 10 years will
anyone be using DIVX? which DVD-R format will be standard?) and good
quality (will a VCD copy be good enough to protect a higher quality
copy of the work in court?) media and format to send them video in?
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 6:06:00 AM

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Mad Scientist Jr wrote:
> 1. it says use form VA for visual works - but what if your film/video
> has sound?
>
> 2. What is a physically durable (eg CD-Rs deterioriate over time, VHS
> tapes deteriorate with each play, etc) and compatable (in 10 years will
> anyone be using DIVX? which DVD-R format will be standard?) and good
> quality (will a VCD copy be good enough to protect a higher quality
> copy of the work in court?) media and format to send them video in?
>

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ55.html will tell you all you need to
know. You have to deposit the best version, so if it is released on DVD,
you have to deposit a DVD. If it is not released (published), you can
choose the format. The circular will tell you what you need to know.
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