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

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 08:14:15 -0700 (PDT)

Well I am sure Mr. Berov ( that is his name) would tell you that you would
be helping the cause of Anti- terrorism since he is going to catch Osama
Bin Laden for us. The FBI is so busy grasping at straws that they might
believe him but since he ALSO pirated Disney films among others I think he
is actually in real trouble ( also violated previous court orders not to
Pirate films)
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Margery May <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 08:08:05 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: pirated copy alert (was: Re: Two Russian films) > > Soooo,,,,I'm guessing you don't think I should order Barak from them... ;-) > > MM > > At 06:20 AM 6/14/02 -0700, you wrote: >> 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 >> >> >>> From: Karen Gorss Benko <> >>> Reply-To: >>> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 05:16:35 -0700 (PDT) >>> To: Multiple recipients of list <> >>> Subject: pirated copy alert (was: Re: Two Russian films) >>> >>> 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!): >>>> >>> >>> -- >>> Karen Gorss Benko >>> Catalog Librarian and Russian liaison >>> Williams College >>> Williamstown, Massachusetts >>> >>> >>> > > Margery L. May > Acquisitions Administrator > Wesleyan University Library > Acquisitions Department > Olin Memorial Library > Middletown, CT 06459 > 860-685-3834 > >