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Clean Flicks vs. ClearPlay

ClearPlay CEO Bill Aho has written an informative open letter on why his company survived copyright infringement scrutiny for cleaning up the naughty bits of DVDs while DVD redistributors Clean Flicks and Clear Pictures did not. I am not a copyright attorney, but while I’m generally aligned with most CEA initiatives in terms of protecting innovation at the risk of copyright infringement, the argument that the DVD distributors produced derivative works gels with common sense.