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LiveScripts is now a legally and recently constituted non-profit organization whose main objective is to provide students with movie transcripts in a paper magazine as a reading guide and foreign-language teaching or self-learning resource previous to watching the film in original version and without distracting subtitles.

We rely on the only exception for the exclusivity of copyrights ownership existing in American Law and Copyright Law of other countries, that is, research and education. On these regards, as of March 26, 2008, the Department of Justice of Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain, granted permission for our activities. Now, we can

1. publish a magazine with the movie transcripts from any DVD in the market or broadcasted by any TV station, public and private;

2. bring out a pack of magazine-transcripts and a DVD with those films already in public domain.

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LiveScripts, committed to pay copyrights.

Despite being protected by the laws indicated below, LiveScript has the firm commitment to collect an agreed percentage of the sales generated by the publication and offer that amount to the legal screen writer, or authors who own copyrights on the published transcripts. By proceeding this way, and far from causing any damage to the movie industry,

1. we can increase distributors's sales considerably by providing them with one of the best advertisement resources, the publication of movie transcripts,

2. we also benefit the end user by supplying them with an interesting tool to take advantage of their DVD language option; and as we said before,

3. we can also benefit authors by paying them more royalties than they might receive from a regular company.

We do believe that exceptions to the exclusivity of copyrights must exist in the legislation of all countries and therefore we are trying to reach formal agreements with the Writers Guild of America and other unions for an International LiveScripts Association, each country having some degree of autonomy but at the same time with global compromises to increase our decision power before third parties.

Domenec Mendez
LiveScripts non profit organization,
Calle Jacint Badiella, 4. E-08225 Terrassa - Spain
tel. 34 93 734 97 42 - 609 37 12 31
tax id number (NIF): G 64799828
bank account number: 2074 0156 20 32215 51648

Full description of our Mission Statement can be found at www.galeon.com/mendeth
In Spanish only, if you would like to translate it, you are welcome.

Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

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