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#1 Old 01-08-2008, 08:11 PM
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As usual, Animal People News got to the bottom of the case. You may be surprised about the true story behind this "banned" DVD (I know I was):



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Who was really behind "Your Mommy Kills Animals"



LOS ANGELES--Producing a video about the animal rights movement in 2005-2006 called Your Mommy Kills Animals, Minneapolis documentarian Curt Johnson ... lost the first round to Center for Consumer Freedom founder Richard Berman and Speakeasy Video company owner Maura Flynn, wife of former Center for Consumer Freedom employee Michael Flynn.



Alleging copyright infringement on January 12, 2007, Berman and Flynn contended that Johnson violated their intent to produce a documentary attacking the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Flynn prepared a 'treatment' of the PETA film...Berman invested $300,000 in the production."



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The Virginia jury agreed that Johnson had breached his contract with Berman and Maura Flynn, and awarded Berman damages of $360,000.



But the U.S. District Court for Virginia in October 2007 refused to give Berman the exclusive right he had sought to promote Your Mommy Kills Animals,



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Said Amazon.com director of corporate communications Patty Smith, "Our understanding is the film is subject to active litigation between the parties, and as a result we removed it from our catalog as per our usual practice when we receive notice of an allegation of copyright violation. We are in the process of investigating whether in fact, that dispute still exists. If the matter has been resolved, and the seller has been given the rights to sell the title, we'll happily list it on our site."



Full article (some very interesting reading): http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/07/11/watchdog11_07.htm

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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#2 Old 01-11-2008, 06:37 PM
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Fascinating. Thanks for posting.
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#3 Old 01-15-2008, 11:13 AM
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Me too, I say thanks for posting. Would not have liked to miss this article.



I quite enjoyed the movie, actually. I've seen better, but I've also seen a lot worse. It was worth the purchase.
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#4 Old 01-27-2008, 06:29 PM
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is this movie posted anywhere on the web? i'd love to see it, but just the trailer is up on youtube.





edit: nevermind, i found a copy on amazon.ca
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