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20 July 2006 :: 10:07:25 am 5687

David vs. Goliath

Some small independent companies decided to take on the giant who is Hollywood, claiming there is too much filth in their films.
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   Over the past couple of years, a number of small independent video rental companies have taken it upon themselves to edit Hollywood movies and re-release them. The movies are edited of such things as swearing, nudity, and drug usage.

   Of these companies, the largest and most successful is appropriately named, Cleanflix. The company operates out of Utah, USA, and has been in operation for a few years.

   Now as you can imagine, when Hollywood found out what these companies have been doing to their movies, they were not too happy. They decided to take legal action against Cleanflix and the other companies claiming copyright laws had been broken.

   The lawsuits have been battling back and forth for some time now. On the one hand, Hollywood claims that the editing of their movies infringes on their artistic creativity. On the other hand, Cleanflix and the other companies claim that Hollywood allows editing of their movies for airlines and TV viewing. It seems like a moot point, right?

   Wrong. Well, that is according to a ruling recently handed down by the courts. A judge who had been overseeing the case has ruled in favour of Hollywood, claiming that these companies had no written authorization to edit the movies.

   To add insult to injury, all of these companies have been ordered to turn over their entire inventory to Hollywood.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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