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ASSASSINATION MUSEUM <br> GETS ZAPRUDER FILM RIGHTS

An amateur cameraman's now-famous home movies of President John F. Kennedy's assassination have made their way back to the Dallas plaza where the 1963 shooting took place.

The survivors of Abraham Zapruder have decided to give their last original duplicate of the film and its copyright to the Sixth Floor Museum, named for the sixth-floor window where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots.

The donation represents a potential windfall in licensing income and prestige for the 11-year-old Dallas museum, which stands next to the spot where the president was killed. It is owned by the city and the county.

The Zapruder family announced their intention to transfer the copyright's ownership to a public institution in August, after an arbitration panel ordered the U.S. government to pay the heirs $16 million plus interest for the original film.

The Assassination Records Review Board in 1997 declared the film the permanent possession of the people of the United States. The original has been stored at the National Archives since 1975.

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