Re: Future of Film Hall

Rob Wohl ’11, writer of the Argus article about Film Hall’s legal troubles, would like to correct some inaccuracies expressed in the article:

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.

12 thoughts on “Re: Future of Film Hall

  1. Kristina

    5:01 — It’s pretty cowardly to insult someone anonymously. I would be shocked to learn that Rob had committed such a grievance against you so as to merit being called “awful”. Your comments are bitter and, moreover, incorrect. Maybe you could try getting to know people before you badmouth them on Wesleying.

  2. Kristina

    5:01 — It’s pretty cowardly to insult someone anonymously. I would be shocked to learn that Rob had committed such a grievance against you so as to merit being called “awful”. Your comments are bitter and, moreover, incorrect. Maybe you could try getting to know people before you badmouth them on Wesleying.

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