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1. Who hosts these files?
We will make maximum effort to promote only verified content published by authors/production companies or is noted as Public domain. Most of the movies are embedded from YouTube, Vimeo and other Third Party Websites. This site hosts only links to streaming media for whom we have permission from authors/production companies and are willing to help in their promotion which is the idea of this site. We're willing to remove any violating material upon request.
2. What is public domain?
"When a work's copyright or patent restrictions expire, it enters the public domain and may be used by anyone for any purpose." read more on wikipedia
"If the work was made in 1923 or earlier, it is probably public domain and can be uploaded. NOTE! Restored versions of the film or new soundtracks for silent films can have more recent copyrights that are still valid - usually a copyright notice for a new soundtrack or restoration will appear in the film.
For works made from 1923 to 1949, post a question to the movie forum on this site [at archive.org] before you upload. The copyright could have been renewed and there isn't a way online to check a film's copyright status.
For works made from 1950 to 1963, you can check the title at the Library of Congress Copyright Database for copyright renewals: http://www.copyright.gov/records/cohm.html . This will list copyright renewals for most films."
A video may fall under public domain if: (1) the term of copyright for the video has expired; (2) the author failed to satisfy statutory formalities to perfect the copyright or (3) the video is a work of the U.S. Government.
The Public-Domain Movie Database
Proof of Public Domain
Union for the Public Domain
U.S. copyright Office
3. Are there other similar resources?
Archive.org - "This collection contains thousands of videos which range from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre. We hope you enjoy this vast and diverse collection!"
Publicdomaintorrents.com - "Public Domain Movie Torrents hosts a wide variety of movies now in the public domain that you can download for free using BitTorrent technology. Many for PDA iPod PSP and other mobile devices."
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.
Footage.net - "Since 1994, FOOTAGE.net has been the premiere stock footage resource to reach the trade's best stock footage sources - news, creative, archival, and RF. Now find better content faster than ever before."