Re: pirated copy alert (was: Re: Two Russian films)

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:20:26 -0700 (PDT)

YIKES
Karen
KRUPNYI PLAN is the BIGGEST PIRATE IN THAT I KNOW OF. They have been ripping
off Russian films ( and Hollywood films) for nearly two decades. Despite
having lost legal judgements in Europe and the US , the continue to operate
especially on the net. Mosfilm which DID make some deals with them a long
time ago has been TRYING to shut them down. Jove films which is a US
representative for many Mosfilm titles has been hauling them into to court
for many years and has won as yet unpaid judgements. The man who runs the
place is a mobster who has been convicted of WHITE SLAVERY (no I am NOT
kidding) He was recently convicted on CRIMINAL piracy charges stemming from
an FBI raid on his US operations in Brooklyn. His sentencing comes up in the
fall and I actually had to write a letter to the Parole Division to explain
the financial damage he caused Kino by ripping off nearly every Russian film
we sell ( and telling me he worked for a Russian Senior Citizens Center)
He has asked the Government to wave the conviction and he will use his
Russian Mob contacts to catch Osama Bin Laden ( Again I am NOT making this
up)

If any of you have dealings with them and have current info on listings etc
let me know and I will pass it along to both Jove films and Parole Division

Jessica

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: Karen Gorss Benko <Karen.Gorss.Benko@williams.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 05:16:35 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: pirated copy alert (was: Re: Two Russian films) > > Rbcmp3.com is a rich source of inexpensive videos, and they deliver fast. The > only trouble is that in at least three cases, what they have delivered to us > were > pirated videos. I know of another librarian who ordered from them *after* > calling > on the phone to make sure their wares were legal and receiving assurances that > they were--and received a video that was obviously pirated, with no attempt to > hide it. > > I will offer a caveat to the effect that they have now added Krupnyi Plan > titles > to their web catalog, and as far as I know, KP offers only legal materials, so > maybe a change is afoot at rbcmp3. > > Karen > > "Delin, Peter" wrote: > >> Dear Margery, >> >> Barak (Ogorodnikov, 1999) is available here (without english >> subtitles!): >> http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product.asp?dept%5Fid=3001&sku=20528 > > -- > Karen Gorss Benko > Catalog Librarian and Russian liaison > Williams College > Williamstown, Massachusetts > kbenko@williams.edu > >