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Giovanni Magnus

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80s Film Club
« on: 14.03.2016, 07:08:51 »

This was an idea I had for an event.

Since the theme is the 1980s, why not an 80s film club, where we show some of the best films, based on popular vote?

Every morning, a different film genre is picked (i.e. sci-fi, horror, comedy, action, drama...) and four films are picked each day and published in the Daily Eurofurence and on Twitter, with the one that will be showing that evening chosen by popular demand by voting on the Eurofurence Twitter feed, or with a ballot box by con-ops.
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gummi_bjorn

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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #1 on: 14.03.2016, 18:38:33 »

good idea but one problem.
who has to supply the films?
and how about the copyright laws regarding public showings of the films??

sorry to pour vinegar in your lemonade, but the potential of a lawsuit and possible fines has to be adressed.

but if we can find solutions regarding this.
i am all for the idea!

best of luck
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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #2 on: 14.03.2016, 22:26:05 »

If it is a small event I think we should be safe. like 10-20 people watching. We do not make proffit on it as well.
So again, I think we will be safe :)
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Giovanni Magnus

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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #3 on: 14.03.2016, 22:49:49 »

good idea but one problem.
who has to supply the films?
and how about the copyright laws regarding public showings of the films??

sorry to pour vinegar in your lemonade, but the potential of a lawsuit and possible fines has to be adressed.

but if we can find solutions regarding this.
i am all for the idea!

best of luck
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We could say we're studying them and reviewing it, then get away with fair use.

And I'd assume most of these would be on Netflix.
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gummi_bjorn

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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #4 on: 18.03.2016, 20:25:56 »

well if we can swing it this way, then lets go.
i just want to be sure that no one gets a nasty surprise after the con.
so if you get it together i'll try to be there as time and hangovers allows ;)
see ya in august.
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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #5 on: 19.04.2016, 00:42:15 »

good idea but one problem.
who has to supply the films?
and how about the copyright laws regarding public showings of the films??

sorry to pour vinegar in your lemonade, but the potential of a lawsuit and possible fines has to be adressed.

but if we can find solutions regarding this.
i am all for the idea!

best of luck
from gummibjorn


Films on DVD & Blu-ray are licensed for use in private venues. Since EF requires registration and payment to enter, it's considered a private function, thusly, not a public screening. You could have 2000 people watching it, but if the film has been purchased legally, there's no way the studio can stop you from showing it in a private area.
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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #6 on: 19.04.2016, 10:10:08 »

Films on DVD & Blu-ray are licensed for use in private venues. Since EF requires registration and payment to enter, it's considered a private function, thusly, not a public screening. You could have 2000 people watching it, but if the film has been purchased legally, there's no way the studio can stop you from showing it in a private area.

Wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong.

A "private screening", insofar as the relevant laws are concerned, is 1) a defined group of people that 2) are in a personal relation with the person responsible. So you can show the film to your group of friends in your hotel room, but you cannot do the same in a function room where any random person can just wander in at any time. You could've maybe got away with that at a con of 250 people, but not one with 2500 in attendance...

Besides, you're obviously not allowed to advertise a private screening, as that would contradict each other.
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Re: 80s Film Club
« Reply #7 on: 26.04.2016, 20:26:20 »

I take it that would be a no then.
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