Re: Sembene video

Kino International Corporation (kinoint@infohouse.com)
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 11:11:15 -0500

Jeez
I always seem to start trouble. The whole PAL issue is a murky area,but IF
THE FILM HAS NO LEGAL US RIGHTS HOLDER, I do not see what would prevent a
University or Individual from having a PAL copy so long as it was NOT
TRANSFERED. PALs are not bootlegs. They are legal copies from another
region, which means at least
in theory that the overall rights holder is getting properly paid. The
issue of if the film has a Legal US rights holder can be tricky and I feel
that this really is an issue for the distributor or rights holder to uphold

Jessica ROsner
Kino

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