Copyright USC

May 19, 2009, 03:05 PM
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JOHN_LONGENECKER - over 8 years ago


What's this all about?
USC Cinema steals the Copyright away from a fresh batch of cinema students each semester by fraud and theft. It's unlawful conduct by USC. It's not right. USC Cinema students ought to learn and understand something about U.S. Copyright Law with respect to their own Story Rights. USC Cinema students ought to register their original works for Copyright: Story • Treatment • Script • Short Films

How does USC Cinema steal the Copyright to student-produced short films?
USC Cinema requires each new, fresh, young, unknowing USC Cinema student to sign a "policy" document. The 2007 USC Copyright policy document is simply a bunch of meaningless verbiage that seeks to give an impression of plausibility through misdirection, obfuscation, misleading fraudulent assertions and false statements. USC legal counsel lacks the copyright law experience and understanding -- or ethics -- necessary for proper use of U.S. Copyright Law provisions. The policy document is simple fraud and theft. It's unlawful. On student-produced short films USC Cinema typically seeks production company credit as well. USC Cinema thinks they make short films. They do not. Cinema students make short films at USC. USC Cinema certainly did not produce my short film. There were just four of us who made my senior 480 project "Broncho Billy" (1970).

Speak Truth To Power
I am delighted for the opportunity here to speak so harshly to the silly USC Administrators whose irrational conduct regarding the theft of copyright of student-produced short films shows such willing eagerness to crush the USC Code of Ethics. Why am I willing to speak so harshly? I speak so harshly because I have read the brutal USC Cinema Copyright Policies of 1998 | 1999 | 2001 | 2004 Ethics | 2005 | 2007 | These USC folks are unlawful nuts!