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I rented a screener copy

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by jacsac, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. jacsac

    jacsac Regular member

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    I have MVP at Hollywood video and one of the free movies I got "Fear of the dark" had a message, screener copy only, pop up every 10 minutes or so. It seems rather shady to be renting screeners. Anyone know if its legal or not?
     
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    squizzle Active member

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    my guess is not legal. These are supposed to be for one person only I think, and if you rented it....well something's definitely off here...
     
  3. jacsac

    jacsac Regular member

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    They are lucky that I am not willing to call up the movie Nazis(MPAA). I guess I will just have to ask for a free rental or 2 for me bringing this to their attention.
     
  4. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    I would bring it up to the management. Possibly some one else switched copies when they rented it before you.

    Jerry
     
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    kivory666 Regular member

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    definitely illegal, hope you get like 10 free rentals for bringing this up, a simple call to the "movie nazis" as you stated might offer you better leverage to get more from Hollywood video :)
    i saw this club that i visted last year and they were showing a screener of LOTR, before it even came out in the theaters...i was like, uhhh...how they do that and they braggin to everyone they got it early? big no no, i didn't call the movie nazis either, but i just found it amusing while everyone was drinking, i was watching the movie~ hehe. :)
     
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    jim_dandy Active member

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    I used to download "screeners" off p2p, back before the feds got there panties in a wad over that stuff.
     
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    squizzle Active member

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    blackmail 'em! Especially if it's BBV!
     
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    Yeah, report them, they always have films with adverts on about if you know of a shop that is renting out illegals to report them.........

    Carries a great deal of irony that....................LMAO
     

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