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RE: [dvd-discuss] OT: MPAA??

Actually I was wondering what one does to become annointed for
the film review board that assigns ratings?  

David Kroll

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From: 	microlenz@earthlink.net [mailto:microlenz@earthlink.net] 
Sent:	Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:18 PM
To:	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:	Re: [dvd-discuss] OT: MPAA??

It's protecting them from CYBERPIRACY.....

Actually, my brother does business communications and tells me that the 
MPAA record has been pretty dismal...the ratings systems stunk. THe teen-
peer marketing of violence films was not well received by Congress. 
Surprisingly, the rest of the video/film/communications business isn't happy

with the DVD situation either. They'd like to begin using the DVD format but

the mastering and production isn't standard. Creating one is a pain, playing

it is almost as bad. AND then there is the regional coding BS to deal with. 
(one more headache to deal with on a tight schedule). I was surprised when 
his views on JackBoots Valenti corresponded with my own - he's had to 
deal with trying to produced DVDs for business communications. He has 
decided to wait a year or two.

From:           	"Ballowe, Charles" <CBallowe@usg.com>
To:             	"'dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu'" <dvd-
Subject:        	[dvd-discuss] OT: MPAA??
Date sent:      	Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:40:24 -0600
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> I know it's not exactly on topic, but, as they are a party in the
> 2600 case, I figure somebody here might know something. 
> After the recent dealings with ``Goldmember,'' I'm wondering what
> good the MPAA does for motion picture producers these days? Why
> couldn't New Line just withdraw membership and then no longer be
> bound by their guidelines?
> -Charlie