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Author Topic: The British Pathe news WW1 collection  (Read 1880 times)

Offline AlyMorrison

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The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:02:20 PM »
Hi Guys...
There is some great footage here...

http://www.britishpathe.com/workspaces/page/ww1-the-definitive-collection


All the best  Aly
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Offline ushistoryprof

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Re: The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 07:09:02 PM »
Thank you, that is quite an interesting collection to review.

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Re: The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 09:21:34 PM »
Yes, it is very important that such historical accounts are available for the public. Thank You for sharing the information.

However, I am irritated that they charge money for the clips, this is not very "open access".
I understand that British Pathe is a commercial venture, however I read that the digitization was funded by the national lottery. I don't know much about the legal status of the national lottery, but it is state franchised, so I am inclined to regard the digitization as public funding, in which case it would be grossly illegal to sell the clips at those prices - a membership with small contribution would be more appropriate, with a non-commercial licence.

but I might be wrong and the digitization is a commercial venture...

edit: I have checked the terms of use and there appears to be some kind of multilayer open access concept. Maybe it is too complex to grasp at first sight  o_o
« Last Edit: September 18, 2014, 07:40:48 AM by bedwyr »

Offline AlyMorrison

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Re: The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 07:18:36 AM »
Hi former user...
Although you have to pay to 'download and own' copies of the clips ,you can watch any of the clips for free on the Pathe News site.
To be honest I am not sure what the advantage of 'owning' any of the clips would be ,other than being able to watch them 'off line'
There is also a facility for museums and schools to download films free of charge.

It is worth while looking at the other subjects on the site... There are a couple on wargames and toy soldiers...

All the best. Aly

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Re: The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 07:37:50 AM »
it is absolutely worth while...

Offline Metternich

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Re: The British Pathe news WW1 collection
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 08:26:27 PM »
Thanks for posting - a great resource.

 

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