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DVD screener ruling on Friday

Written by Jari Ketola @ 04 Dec 2003 14:29 User comments (2)

DVD screener ruling on Friday After hearing testimonies from both sides Judge Michael Mukasey said he would rule on Friday on whether to grant a temporary restraining order stopping the screener ban imposed by MPAA on its members.
The Judge heard testimonies from MPAA Chairman Jack Valenti, producers Ted Hope and Jeff Levy-Hinte, and Warner Independent Pictures chief Mark Gill. Mr. Levy-Hinte, who testified in favor of lifting the ban, was optimistic about the hearing. "We are very confident in our side, but it's very difficult to evaluate the judge's opinion just from his demeanor. I think he realizes the importance of this case and wants to put together a well thought-out opinion."

MPAA imposed the ban to slow down movie piracy, but independent studios feel that the ban hurts their visibility in the media and makes it a lot more difficult for smaller films to receive an award.

Los Angeles Daily news

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2 user comments

15.12.2003 11:42

What kind of a bullshit waste of money and time is this?

25.12.2003 12:49

Just Hollywood getting the fed to do it's dirty work on the tax payer's nickle as per usual.

We mustn't lower ourselves to the level of those we loathe, lest we become loathsome ourselves.

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