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Mark Todd
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 - posted July 14, 2007 11:06 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi are there any sites where you can download to keep film trailers in say dvd quality.
Any links appreciated please if there are.
Many thanks Mark.

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Matthias Reichl
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 - posted July 14, 2007 12:42 PM      Profile for Matthias Reichl   Email Matthias Reichl   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Something like this:
http://www.movie-list.com
http://www.trailerdownload.net
?

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Mark Todd
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 - posted July 14, 2007 04:42 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Mathias, much appreciated.
Best wishes Mark.

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John Bruce
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 - posted August 14, 2015 06:36 PM      Profile for John Bruce   Email John Bruce   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
you don't need to download trailers..you can download full movies using popcorntime client. Most of the movies are free and ad free. Thank me later for this!

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Mike Newell
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 - posted August 15, 2015 11:04 AM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think Mark wants to make up a trailer reel of different movies.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 15, 2015 01:00 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One thing you can do Is go to youtube, check for the trailer you'd like to download (I'm not sure, but I think trailers are public domain in general, but if I am wrong, someone please correct me) ...

Look for a "HD" marking on the listing for the trailer, which will denote that it is at least 720p ...

Then go to the "Keep Vid" website, but before going there, highlight the website address for the trailer, (ya know, up above there), by hitting "Ctrl" and "c" together, and then pasting it into the box by hitting "Ctrl" and "v". Keep Vid will give you a download link to download it onto your own PC.

Please note: this advice is given in order to download public domain files and not anyone's (that includes film studios, ect) copyrighted material. If you don't know for sure if it's copyright free, best check on that first and then it should be OK to legally download. For instance, on my music video, I always list the copyright for my music with my production company, but you might have to look further than that.

Could someone clear up as to whether film studio trailers are copyrighted?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 15, 2015 01:59 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
When I worked in cinemas in the earlier days we used to throw away trailers after use, but towards the end of film in cinemas the companies kept a tight rein on trailers and demanded their return.
I guess they were copyright.

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Graham Sinden
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 - posted August 15, 2015 02:25 PM      Profile for Graham Sinden   Email Graham Sinden   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I always thought that movie trailers were copyright free but not sure about leagaly releasing them on DVD. I cant imagine some company releasing a DVD of star wars trailers without Disney and George Lucas stopping it. Copyright has always been a very complicated issue.

Graham

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Paul Suchy
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 - posted August 15, 2015 02:49 PM      Profile for Paul Suchy   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Suchy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The film companies did indeed start demanding trailers back when I was a theatre manager in the late 90's; this was due to the fact that the theatre employees started taking trailers home and selling them on eBay.

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Joe McAllister
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 - posted August 16, 2015 06:01 AM      Profile for Joe McAllister   Email Joe McAllister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
I always thought that movie trailers were copyright free but not sure about leagaly releasing them on DVD. I cant imagine some company releasing a DVD of star wars trailers without Disney and George Lucas stopping it. Copyright has always been a very complicated issue.

Graham

I believe Trailers are or were copyright free in the UK at least as they are advertising material and therefore considered differently from the films they present. However the film companies take a dim view of anyone making money from them either by selling DVD copies or eBaying them so may raise an objection which it would be uneconomical to contest legally. Might being all too often right. Also there is no fixed rule it seems as Disney for instance had their expired copyrights on early Mickey Mouse cartoons extended by Presidential ruling.

I seem to remember that an American company called Sabucat was providing trailers for tv companies use a while back, despite objections from some film companies.

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted August 16, 2015 07:20 AM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I remember Subucat saying that under US law, in the early days, the film company had to apply for copyright separately for the trailer as it was a re-edit and they never bothered to do so. This meant, as far as they could see, all trailers made then were in the public domain.

Often 8mm trailers were released this way but the companies that did so were reported to the copyright holders by one who did pay, so that had to stop. I imagine before that a blind eye was shown as the film companies did think of it as free publicity.

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Ken Finch
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 - posted August 16, 2015 08:29 AM      Profile for Ken Finch   Email Ken Finch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It appears there may well be copyright issues about downloading trailers. I do not know what the current position is here in the U.K. as I have never worked in a cinema. However, I have talked to a number of projectionists in the past in various U.K. cinemas when on Cinema Theatre Association and Projected Picture Trust visits, and was told that the trailers did not have to be returned. The 35mm trailers are often seen for sale by dealers at the Film Collectors Conventions here. There are also loads of them on the special collectors and home cinema enthusiasts DVDs that are available from Keith Wilton (Ealing Film Collectors Conventions). Many commercial DVDs also include the theatrical trailers as extras or as advertising for future release as they also did on VHS. It would suggest that there are no problems so long as they are used for private use only and not for showing to a paying public as are all the films we collect on whatever format. ken Finch.

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Mike Newell
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 - posted August 16, 2015 08:44 AM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think Mark was just planning to compile trailer reels for his own consumption not for mass production. Funny some DVDs now include super 8 versions as part of their extras.

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Mark Silvester
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 - posted August 17, 2015 03:54 AM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all

most probably are aware of the best way of downlaoding, keeping and copying from you tube and even face book clips no is the free version of you tube downloader I even use it for mp3's...it is great and it is just a one click job!

http://youtubedownloader.com/

Cheers to all! [Smile]

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