[LINK] Re: [2600-AU] "Restricting DVDs "illegal": ACCC"
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:38:50 +0800
So correct there, almost forgot about classification. Suppose that's what
you get for writing messages at 10am in the morning being a night shift
worker and all :)
At 11:36 AM 27/03/2001, Someone grabed Andrew Garden and forced them to say
> >import region 1 DVD's and rent them out, there are a few stores in Sydney
> >that do this. After todays comments from the ACCC I doubt that any legal
> >action from the industry against such a business would get far.
>This is a well known practise which has been occurring in the Independent
>DVD Rental market for quite some time. For legal reasons, I will neither
>confirm or deny that my store is involved in this practise. The reasons for
>stores doing so is simply because there are not enough titles which are
>available in Australia which their customers wish to rent, as the majority
>of these customers are aware and understand the DVD market to some degree.
>Because of this, store owners have to undertake the practise of renting R1
>DVD's for the purposes of supplementing their income, which would be near
>zero should they do not.
>Apart from the copyright issue, almost all R1 DVD's cannot be rented or
>sold within Australia as they have not been classified by the
>Classification Board. Whether the ACCC view prevents legal action for
>copyright or not, a retailer selling or hiring a R1 DVD remains liable for
>prosecution under the respective State or Territory classification
>legislation if the DVD has not been classified. R4 DVD's are classified
>by the distributor prior to Australian release, and are usually different
>in content leaving the R1 version unclassified.