Thursday, October 05, 2006

Clean Flicks discussion in the House

Last week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held hearings on Editing Hollywood’s Editors: Cleaning Flicks for Families.

  • Mr. Bill Aho, Chief Executive Officer, ClearPlay Inc.

  • Mr. Allan L. Erb, President, CleanFlicks Media, Inc.

  • Mr. John Feehery, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America

  • Ms. Robin Bronk Executive Director, The Creative Coalition

  • Mr. Jason Schultz, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

This summer, a federal district judge ruled that creating and distributing edited versions of films to "sanitize" the films to make them more "family-friendly" constitutes copyright infringement as a matter of law under the §106(1) right of reproduction and 106(3) right of distribution. Clean Flicks of Colorado v. Soderbergh, 02-cv-01662-RPM (D. Colo. 7/6/06).

Previously: Clean Flicks.


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