Short Film Saturday: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)
Thomas Edison was many things, some admirable, some not as much. One thing that’s undeniable is that he was a great believer in the copyright and the patent. So much so that he nearly suffocated the fledgling art & science of film in its infancy. However, he did set some precedents and this is one: he was the first to copyright the content of a film.