posted September 27, 2016
Since 2012, the Albanian Cinema Project has been working to save the little-known legacy of Albanian film. Now it is expanding to help preserve the moving-image record of the whole of the Western Balkans, and is building regional partnerships among moving-image archives by holding workshops for archivists, the first during October, in Tirana, Albania. And it needs help to buy a film scanner that will stay in the region and enable high-resolution scanning of threatened films.
posted September 26, 2016
Inside their “strange, wonderful, cluttered little film worlds,” America’s oddball film collectors hoard possessions apparently dearer to them than any human, write Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph in "A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies."
posted September 20, 2016
The “notice and takedown system” that can be used to challenge online posting of copyrighted material — on YouTube, for example — is “under strain.” While no easy fixes are in sight, regulatory reform is needed, argues a helpful study.