Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Autovolt 127, Jul 9, 2011.
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While I agree that more notice would have been nice, to be fair, the warnings at the openings of films do mention not showing them in public broadcast. Now, Devito claims the C&D was implying or stating that he was going to profit from the broadcast, and he says he was not. None the less, profit or not, it would have been an unauthorized public broadcast.
George knows when to fold em'
The OP must be new to SWs love hate relations with GL.
Upon further thought..
Who in the heck wants to sit in a bar for 13 hours anyway. And for that matter, having to watch that much star wars again probably would make me start drinking again and quite heavily.
The bar owner is an idiot. Even if he didn't charge for the screening he would make money from serving drinks. Lucas Film doesn't step in on marathons where nothing is being sold. This was an established business breaking a law. Plain and simple. He was still using the Star Wars films to attract customers.
Lucas: "Where's MY cut?"
Exactly. Even without a cover charge or ticket sales the owner states that at least 200 people planned to attend. There's no way that many people wouldn't be ordering drinks or food during that time. Hell, the owner may have neglected to mention a drink/food order minimum to stay for the event during his interview.
I'm 100% in Lucasfilm's corner on this one.
I agree with and some communication between the two may have avoided the marathon being stopped.
This has nothing to do with Lucas hating the fans, this was a legal issue.
"He's more marketing machine than man, now..."
Your implying he was ever man
Showing all 6 movies in your own home with a bunch of friends is legal.
Setting up a TV at your business, where you serve consumable goods to watch all 6 movies is illegal.
Seems pretty cut and dry. Bar owner is a tard.
"But its only 200 people."
Doesnt matter, once the legal bar has been set, Lucus and Paramount could lose millions. Far fetched yes, but a sleazy enough lawyer would take the case, cite this bar showing the films, and claim "If they do it for one, then they must do it for all." No more Star Films released in theaters or DvD/Blu ray. Who would pay when you can go down to McDonalds on "Star Wars Night" and see the movie for free.*
*Provided you buy a McDouble, large fry and a Medium Drink.
lol. I'm reminded of those disclaimers at the beginning of every DVD
Oh well. It sounded like a fun little gathering.
I was in the local star wars fan club here when it existed. We would have the whole saga split up over 2 days when we had our showing events. We never once had heard anything from Lucasfilm about our showings, we even had members of the 501st in uniform to help promote it. This really is a bit of a shock to me.
I don't know about you guys, but if I ever make movies or whatever I'd be just as anal about who can and can't show my stuff publicly.
Surprised they didn't throw the old "fair use" card.
Did your fan club get permission? There wouldn't be anything wrong if you got their OK (read: you paid them).
If I was responsible for making the prequels and the 57 varieties of the clone wars I not only would avoid claiming ownership in shame.. I would not show my face in public ever again
But where was your club holding it? If you have rented, say a church hall for the weekend or asked if you could use the local VFW hall, thats not a huge problem as you are not charging admission. This guy at the bar, while not charging admission, would make a more in the 6 hours with people buying drinks and whatnot, than during 6 hours on say Tuesday.
You'd really be ashamed of making something miles better than the old crap?
You underestimate the POWER of lucasfilm legal dept!
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