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June 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Law May Hurt Video Parlors: Once-booming video parlors that showed pirated foreign films face a gloomy future because of tough revisions to copyright law that took effect last week. Parliament, under heavy pressure from the United States, revised the law last month, strengthening protection for foreign films, music recordings and computer software. "U.S. filmmakers are demanding exorbitant prices for copyright to their films . . .
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January 17, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Friday night at 9, millions of Americans will sit in front of their televisions and watch the tropical police drama "Hawaii Five-0" on their local CBS station. And over the next week, roughly 3 million more will watch the show on their own schedule. That's an unremarkable statistic today, considering that half of American homes have a digital video recorder. But until Jan. 17, 1984, it was an open question whether consumer electronics companies would even be allowed to sell such devices.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian Dennehy strode into the swank tearoom at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, dressed in a black windbreaker and jeans. "You can't wear jeans in the bar here after 4 p.m.," he said with disgust as he sat down and attempted to stretch out his long legs under the small table in front of him. "That's why I live in Santa Fe."
BUSINESS
June 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Law May Hurt Video Parlors: Once-booming video parlors that showed pirated foreign films face a gloomy future because of tough revisions to copyright law that took effect last week. Parliament, under heavy pressure from the United States, revised the law last month, strengthening protection for foreign films, music recordings and computer software. "U.S. filmmakers are demanding exorbitant prices for copyright to their films . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1986 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
During a recent panel discussion on the ills of movie exhibition, I heard the heads of distribution of two major studios compare videocassette recorders to Cuisinarts. It's hard to see a parallel there, other than that it's not good to stick your finger in either one. But the point intended, as a palliative to the audience of theater operators, was that the VCR is a fad appliance--this year's Christmas gift, next year's dust collector. Want to bet?
OPINION
January 17, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Friday night at 9, millions of Americans will sit in front of their televisions and watch the tropical police drama "Hawaii Five-0" on their local CBS station. And over the next week, roughly 3 million more will watch the show on their own schedule. That's an unremarkable statistic today, considering that half of American homes have a digital video recorder. But until Jan. 17, 1984, it was an open question whether consumer electronics companies would even be allowed to sell such devices.
OPINION
September 20, 1987
If airplanes are the United States' most lucrative export product, with a net trade balance of $10.8 billion last year, if soybeans were No. 3 at $4.6 billion and if coal was fourth with $3.9 billion, what was No. 2? Not automobiles or steel or any other traditional merchandise product. Not even computers, which ranked 13th. According to figures compiled by Forbes magazine, the nation's second-biggest trade balance came from the entertainment industry.
WORLD
November 29, 2002 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
TSINUBANI, Georgia -- In a small Georgian village where strangers are rarely seen, the foreigners bought a house and kept to themselves. Sometimes they borrowed a hammer or an ax from a neighbor, speaking broken Russian and using sign language to convey their need. There were five Arabs in the house, according to locals in this village in the Pankisi Gorge about 30 miles from the Russian border.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian Dennehy strode into the swank tearoom at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, dressed in a black windbreaker and jeans. "You can't wear jeans in the bar here after 4 p.m.," he said with disgust as he sat down and attempted to stretch out his long legs under the small table in front of him. "That's why I live in Santa Fe."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1986 | JACK MATHEWS, Times Staff Writer
During a recent panel discussion on the ills of movie exhibition, I heard the heads of distribution of two major studios compare videocassette recorders to Cuisinarts. It's hard to see a parallel there, other than that it's not good to stick your finger in either one. But the point intended, as a palliative to the audience of theater operators, was that the VCR is a fad appliance--this year's Christmas gift, next year's dust collector. Want to bet?
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