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Companies Say Copyright Loophole Allows for Film Editing

Companies Say Copyright Loophole Allows for Film Editing



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Some Utah companies are again editing films to make them acceptable family flicks.

Just a few months after a federal appeals judge ruled companies could no longer edit objectionable language, sex or violence from films, some Utah companies say they found a loophole allowing the cuts.

Thanks to a section in copyright law that allows edits for "educational purposes," new companies such as Orem's Flix Club and older companies such as Cougar Video, are getting back into the edited-movie market.

In July 2006, companies like CleanFlicks, Play It Clean Video and CleanFilms were told to stop producing, renting or selling edited movies because it was a violation of copyright law.

Now, companies say they are bypassing the court's ruling by labeling their practices as having "educational purpose."

Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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