Copy/Rights and Early Cinema: Notes from the 2022 Culpeper Conference

By Conorr Norquay For Domitor’s seventeenth international conference, scholars were invited to consider copyright’s legal, political and sociocultural relevance throughout the first two decades of cinema’s inception. Questions of who owns the rights to copy film, and the ways in which these rights determine the legality…

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New Audiences for Old Cinema: The Silent Comedy Watch Party

Silent Comedy watch party

By Rosie Rowan Taylor A 2020 film screening – courtesy of Rosie Taylor Who would have imagined that cinema exhibition would have gone almost exclusively online in a matter of months? This turn of events is, for archival film exhibition, a double-edged sword. On the one hand…

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