11.0071 KineJapan; Canadian copyright law

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 27 May 1997 02:15:20 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 71.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow <onogerow@gorilla.or.jp> (52)
Subject: KineJapan Announcement

[2] From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca> (8)
Subject: Re: New Copyright Law in Canada

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 11:22:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow <onogerow@gorilla.or.jp>
Subject: KineJapan Announcement

Apologies for cross-posting.




The members of Kinema Club
(http://pears.lib.ohio-state.edu/Markus/Welcome.html), the internet's
only site devoted to the study of Japanese film and moving image media,
are pleased to announce the inauguration of KINEJAPAN, the first e-mail
list of its kind specializing in discussions on Japanese cinema and other
image media.

Anyone interested in Japanese moving image media, from scholars to film
fans, is welcome to join KineJapan and participate in our talks.
Anything related to Japanese image media is open to discussion: feature
film, television, magic lanterns, anime, documentary, experimental film
and video, as well as the social, economic, and historical factors that
are deeply intertwined with these media. (For those only interested in
discussing anime, however, we remind you that there are already lists
devoted to that.) We also encourage the posting of announcements about
new films, conferences, publications, film festivals, and other events
relating to Japanese image media that might be of interest to our

KineJapan is a discussion group with members from countries all over the
world. While most of the discussion will be in English, we welcome
postings by subscribers in their native tongues and in particular
encourage Japanese subscribers to post in Japanese if that is what feels
most comfortable.

KineJapan is an unmoderated list, which means we leave it up to
subscribers to moderate themselves. In the end, we conceive of all
subscribers as fellow scholars working together to achieve a greater
understanding of Japanese film and image culture. With recent triumphs
at Cannes and other international film festivals, Japanese film is again
becoming the center of international attention. We hope KineJapan will
become an important means of understanding such new works and their
predecessors as well as their their place in Japan, Asia, and the world.

To SUBSCRIBE to KineJapan, send an e-mail, leaving the subject line
blank, to:


In the text of your message (not the subject line), write:

subscribe kinejapan firstname lastname

Example: subscribe kinejapan Matsunosuke Onoe

You can also subscribe by accessing the KineJapan home page on the Kinema
Club site:


Kinema Club was formed several years ago with the goal of providing
greater access to information on Japanese film and moving image media.
The site already contains an extensive bibliography of non-Japanese
writings on Japanese film, reviews of recent Japanese films, a list of
currently rentable 16mm films, guides to internet resources for Japanese
cinema, and other resources. We are also looking for members who are
willing to help us expand and up-date the site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the list owner:

Aaron Gerow

[It would be helpful to know in particular what computing offers film
studies. I can certainly guess, but a brief summary from someone actually
involved in the field might help those of us in other fields. --WM]

Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 15:29:42 -0800
From: Peter Liddell <pgl@uvic.ca>
Subject: Re: New Copyright Law in Canada

The new law, which caused so much consternation among educators in the
committee stage, was proclaimed on April 25th, apparently little changed
from that proposed.

The texts are available in both official languages, at: