Weisser's books and VSoM
Fri Apr 20 17:50:08 EDT 2001
Yes, it's funny. I've seen movies in his catalog that ARE domestically
available. I'm surprised no action has been taken. I'm sure that it is
illegal but the government turns the same blind eye that it does to your
corner Japanese/Korean video store.
From: owner-KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
[mailto:owner-KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu]On Behalf Of . m e .
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 5:46 PM
To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
Subject: RE: Weisser's books and VSoM
Although I've been unable to find any of the actual legal documentation
regarding video distribution, I believe if being used educationally,
something may be copied so long as the owner/writer/artist/etc. is notified
and recognized. However, selling poorly copied videos for a minimum of $25
seems fairly dubious in terms of legality. Perhaps the US doesn't mind if
that happens with imported films not licensed to any distributors in the US,
but I'm sure that those who own the films' rights in other nations can
establish a fairly strong case if they knew of something like VSoM.
>I think pretty much all of us know what Weisser is about. His followers
>surprise me more than the people who do not like him. I just wonder if all
>the legalities he mentions in his brochures are true. Is the copying of
>videos and the ditribution of them amongst members of a club legal in the
>U.S.? It's all kind of suspect to me.
>I don't mean to extend this conversation farther than it's already gone but
>this is something I've been curious about for while.
>From: owner-KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
>[mailto:owner-KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu]On Behalf Of . m e .
>Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 5:19 PM
>To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
>Subject: Re: Weisser's books and VSoM
>Yes, I believe he owns Video Source of Miami. And what's very interesting
>is that many of the films listed in his books are not sold there... One
>would assume that if he had access to all of those prints, they would also
>be sold through his distro. Hmmm....
>All the Best
> >Isn't Weisser closely related to Video Search of Miami and their pirated
> >Robert Stuhr
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