Re: Sembene video

Gary Handman (
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:30:30 -0700

We bought our copy (in PAL) from FACETS...hard to believe Milos would carry
the illegal... out there???

Gary Handman

>Well folks this is VERY TOUCHY issue. I assume the copy of Xala you bought
>was a British PAL copy. The problem is that the film has totally legal US
>distributor, NEW YORKER FILMS and they for a number of reasons have never
>released it on video. It is AVAILABLE on film. I believe that a video of a
>title legally owned by a US company that HAS NOT released it, is an illegal
>copy because it violates the rights of the company owning the film. I
>imagine that some people feel otherwise
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

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