Getting Bollywood for free

Friday, February 01, 2008

Interesting article on the copyrights of Bollywood films and the public domain - currently the time is set at 60 years, which means some of the classics belong to anyone that wants them:

Did you know that films like Mela, Anmol Ghadi, Neecha Nagar, Shaheed and many Hindi classics of 1940s and 1930s have already lost the copyright tenure and are in public domain. By 2010, evergreen film of the 1950s — CID to Babul — would also lose their copyright tag.
Read more here.