Sun, 21 Feb 1999 11:47:21 EST
>This thread pops up every once in a while...
>Just because there is no domestic distribution does not mean it is legal to
>pass copies around, whether for profit or not. Otherwise, why wouldn't your
>local arthouse theater show all the European films that never got picked up
>by U.S. distributors, their lack of audience appeal notwithstanding?
"The section of American copyright law known as "The Berne Act" clearly
states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of
films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not
protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain."
I got this information from www.revok.com in their FAQ. Is this just a
blatant lie then?
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