[mythtv-users] deinterlacing test clip
nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 03:15:48 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Dan Christensen <jdc at uwo.ca> wrote:
>> David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> writes:
>> > I don't know if this helps or not, but the Prelinger Archives
>> > (http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger) have a lot of telecine
>> > content
>> > that's fallen into the public domain. The quality of the source prints
>> > is
>> > often pretty lousy, but the MPEG2 files are at roughtly SDTV resolution
>> > and encoded at reasonable bitrates.
>> Thanks, that could be useful. But wouldn't fair use allow one to
>> include 5 to 10 second clips of copyrighted material? Also, while
>> I think it's good to include SD content, HD content is probably
>> more important.
> Public domain means you don't have to consider use, fair or otherwise.
Well yes but I think the point is that if you want HD material it has
probably been created in an era such that copyright will not have
expired, so it will only be public domain, (or have a liberal
license), if it has been placed in the public domain by some kindly
soul (or liberally licensed ditto).
I can see the MPAA members getting tetchy if you tried to include even
a few seconds of 1080i material from one of their TV shows/movies in a
test suite that you then distributed. If you want to be a guinea pig
as to whether such use is fair use then by all means blow your next 10
years salary on legal fees :)
Safer to use PD/liberally licensed/specifically authorised clips methinks.
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