in General Discussion edited January 2014

iTunes films bust copyright laws

The films can be bought and downloaded from the App store on iTunes.

Russian films are being made available through Apple's iTunes service without the consent of the copyright holders, the BBC has learned.

The popular films, dating from the Soviet era, are being made available to download as smartphone apps.

But the original filmakers have not given their permission for the films to go on sale. [...]


Double standards, anybody?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    It's much more complicated than that. The current copyright holders are extremely unlikely to be the "original filmmakers". So why would they be the ones to give permission?

    We really need abandonware laws.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post

    It's much more complicated than that.

    Of course it is. What else are lawyers for than to complicate matters?
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