Hoping to send a stern warning to homevideo pirates, a New Jersey judge has sentenced video distributor Morris Walker to nine years in state prison. The sentence follows Walker's recent conviction on…
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is in a dispute with Warner Bros. over Warners' claims to the video distribution rights on product from MGM's recently acquired Orion Pictures, MGM says in an SEC filing.
Fox Filmed Entertainment said it filed a request for a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court to prevent the head of its homevid operation from taking a job with Hollywood…
The widow of Fred Astaire vowed to appeal a court ruling that allows a video company to use clips of the legendary dancer in a series of instructional dance videos.
A Costa Rican court handed down a prison sentence for the first time in a video piracy case. Previous cases have not required jail time.
In what is considered an important victory for producers who use footage of now-deceased celebrities, a federal appeals court ruled that the makers of a series of how-to-dance videos could use movie…
Antipiracy investigators from the Motion Picture Assn. of America and detectives from the organized crime division of the New York Police Dept. teamed Wednesday to seize more than 14,000 pirated…
Video piracy in South Africa is costing members of the Motion Picture Assn., Holly-wood's powerful lobbying arm, some $12 million a year, according to a report being prepared by the U.S. trade…
Nearly 2 million pirated videocassettes were seized last year by investigators in the anti-piracy office of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. The thefts represent a potential revenue loss to…
Israel's film/video industry is facing major losses due to video piracy. Tapes are being sold on the street for as little as $ 10 in the same month pix are released.