Steve Backshall - Nature's Microworlds - 2 Serengeti.mp4, b01l4906

michael norman michaeltnorman at
Fri Apr 6 05:55:28 PDT 2018

On 06/04/18 13:27, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 11:58:44PM +0100, MacFH - C E Macfarlane wrote:
>> And that's not to mention the absurdity of not being allowed to download
>> a 40-50 year old B&W version of 'Pride & Prejudice', or the 50 year old
>> 'Funny Girl' & 43 year old 'Funny Lady',  because of rights issues  -
>> how many extra DVD sales do the rights holders expect to get by
>> disallowing this?
> The BBC has no choice but to respect the rights holders rights, and if
> they didn't get online rights for the content then they *can't* put the
> stuff online. You could argue that they jolly well ought to get those
> rights, but then you have three issues.
> First, the owner of those rights can say "ooh, we never knew this was
> worth anything to anybody, we demand one beeeelion spondulicks" and
> refuse to see reason and accept that Grandpa's work is just not worth
> much.
> Second, tracking down the current owner of the rights is Hard after that
> long, given that companies have been liquidated, gone out of business,
> been bought and sold, and that people have died and left their rights
> (often not listed in detail) to heirs who will often have died
> themselves (leaving even fewer details about the rights they inherited
> from their parents).
> Third, the BBC doesn't have complete records of who owned the rights
> half a century ago which makes the second problem even harder. Back then
> no-one knew that anyone would care. And when they do have records
> they've probably not been digitised so they don't know that they have
> the records or where they are and certainly can't find them.
> That second one in particular is a major pain in the arse. I've been
> trying off and on for several years to track down the current owners of
> the copyright in a particular out of print book that I would like to
> re-publish. And for a book with only two authors and one publisher it
> should be easy compared to a TV programme with writers, actors,
> directors, composers, ...
+1 to that I assume you can watch these movies via iPlayer, but not 
download them, which is the limit that BBC will do with them, down to 
the rights they ie BBC has.

The OP should ask the license holders of the material.  Plus its OT for 
this technical list.


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