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August 1995, Week 5


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Dave Trautman <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Aug 1995 22:12:44 U
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        Reply to:   Unauthorized duplication
Jeremy, this doesn't have to hit the list if you can provide me with the
goods yourself.
A local filmmaker has asked me to consult the Screen-L experts for
information regarding the use of, and official (if any) authorization, to use
the standard FBI unauthorized duplication warning message at the beginning of
rented video moves.
1.  Is there a place where they issue permission to use the FBI warning?
2.  Is there an official "wording" protocol?
3.  Is it necessary to contact the FBI's public affairs desk to say you want
to use a warning that mentions them?
I suggested to my filmmaker friend that this is usually the concern of the
distribution people and the video store or chain.  He said that he was
planning to distribute his own work himself and wanted to know if he could
write anything he wants to scare the viewer into compliance or if there was
an "official" stamp of approval he needed before copying the wording from an
existing tape.  He'd also like to use the FBI logo (just like the big chains)
so any help someone can be would be greatly appreciated.
As he is not a subscriber you can Email my address and not to the list
[unless you feel a wider audience would benefit from this information].
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