Monday, July 10, 2006
If You Don't Want To Hear Cursing, Just Stay Away From "Pulp Fiction"
In an important victory for artists, the courts have stopped a handful of companies who specialize in denuding movies on DVD of nudity and language and then selling or renting them to customers who prefer their tales prewrapped and unchallenging. (Several of them are based in...wait for it...Utah.) The companies tried to get around the law by including an official version of the film along with their edited spins. Uh, sorry. Artists have the right to have their work presented the way they chose. Reader's Digest can't just condense any novel they want -- they have to get permission and many authors (despite the money that once was made with those versions) often say no. You can't take my movie or book or CD and chop it up and then resell it, whatever your reason. You don't want to hear cursing or see nudity? Try renting Veggietales.