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Video pirate gets 9 years

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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…

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Vid catfight at Lion

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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.

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Astaire clips OK’d

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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…

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S. Africa piracy decried

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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…

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