Howdy. I wrote the article about film hall, and I just learned that there were a few inaccuracies in my article…
Swank actually contacted someone, presumably Tim Shiner, after the article ran. First of all, the University didn’t end up getting fined. The company threatened to, but decided to let it go this time.
Also, Swank didn’t catch the screening, Paramount Classics did, and asked Swank to follow up on it, and then Swank contacted the University. Also, Paramount wasn’t watching Wesleying (though I didn’t assert they did, that was just the theory of one of my sources), they just discovered the screening via a Google search.
So, nothing’s really changed except that nobody lost any money. Film showings without the rights acquired are still presumably not allowed, in anticipation of the university actually being fined. And we now know that Wesleying is highly Googleable, which is great for us but bad for student groups doing things they might get sued for.