Re: [gundam] F91 or G


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 21:26:47 -0800


>In a message dated 99-02-22 06:39:12 EST, you write:
>
>> I've actually seem Revok's site a few years ago when I was looking for the
>> older Cronenberg films. But weren't they selling original/licensed copies
>> of films that are imported, as opposed to a "dubbing" service?
>
>They sell dubbed copies, that's why they had the whole explanation of the
>"Berne Act" in their FAQ.

Dubbing of copyrighted work is, pure and simple, a violation of copyright
laws no matter what country you are in and how you slice it. They probably
interpreted the exhaustion clause in the Berne Act incorrectly in the FAQ.
The exhaustion clause says that when a copyright author sells distribution
rights in a market, his exclusive rights is exhausted as far as moving the
copyrighted work to another market is concerned. However, this applies to
the party who purchased the distribution rights, not every Joe from the
street, including Revok!

Eddie

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