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JordansBulls
08-29-2012, 03:28 PM
How can Pontel (located in Switzerland) sell Classic NBA Games in Europe, Asia, Austratia but not the United States or Canada?

Granted the games they have are expensive and you can find some people who sell games for much cheaper in the states and in Poland, but this makes no sense. I emailed them and they say they are not licensed to sell in the United States or Canada. But if that is the case how are they licensed to sell games in other continents/countries when the games being played are in the United States?

Rivera
08-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Because you can view the games online or just download them and put them on dvd

Also you answered your own question its illegal...we dont own nba copyrights

But you could find any old game online for free and even download them and put them on dvd if you want

JordansBulls
08-29-2012, 03:43 PM
Because you can view the games online or just download them and put them on dvd

Also you answered your own question its illegal...we dont own nba copyrights

But you could find any old game online for free and even download them and put them on dvd if you want

What!!! This doesn't make any sense to me. Pontel is a shop that sells classic NBA games and they even have every NBA game from 2003-2010 in the regular season and every playoff games from 2004. How can they have NBA rights to sell merchandise in other countries?

yaswaggin
08-29-2012, 03:55 PM
Because you can view the games online or just download them and put them on dvd

Also you answered your own question its illegal...we dont own nba copyrights

But you could find any old game online for free and even download them and put them on dvd if you want

What!!! This doesn't make any sense to me. Pontel is a shop that sells classic NBA games and they even have every NBA game from 2003-2010 in the regular season and every playoff games from 2004. How can they have NBA rights to sell merchandise in other countries?

Copyright laws in US are not obliged to be followed in other countries

mvb815
08-29-2012, 10:30 PM
Copyright laws in US are not obliged to be followed in other countries

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JordansBulls
08-29-2012, 10:54 PM
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Then how did the folks from Megaupload go to jail.

tredigs
08-29-2012, 11:06 PM
Then how did the folks from Megaupload go to jail.

No clue about this case in particular, but it's very possible (likely) that they have a purchase agreement via the NBA to sell to countries outside the US. I see that their site uses NBA insignia so it's likely legit (why risk being sued when there's easier ways to go about it otherwise).

The rights to sell globally pale in comparison to what you'd have to pay to sell within the countries where the sport resides/is the most popular.

Megaupload is outright theft of a copyright without any paid consent to the producers/distributors. Just like Demonoid and all the other torrent sites that are going down. Unfortunately.

Hellcrooner
08-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Thats for sure a deal with nba so they can only sell in a determinate zone to not interfere with wichever brand sells the games in usa.

Is like Fender Japan instruments, they can in principle only be sold to japan unless its the toned down versions( worst pickups, worse electronics ) for export.
Why? because fender japan is on par with fender usa but cheaper, so they dont want it interfering fender usa market in europe and usa for example

Patman
08-30-2012, 01:29 AM
That's not that uncommon with media content. Pontel has bought the rights to sell classic games outside of the US/ Canada.

This also happens for Films on DVD and Games sometimes have different publishers that only have the right for europe or for the the north american market.

JordansBulls
08-30-2012, 09:06 AM
Thats for sure a deal with nba so they can only sell in a determinate zone to not interfere with wichever brand sells the games in usa.

Is like Fender Japan instruments, they can in principle only be sold to japan unless its the toned down versions( worst pickups, worse electronics ) for export.
Why? because fender japan is on par with fender usa but cheaper, so they dont want it interfering fender usa market in europe and usa for example

Have you ever purchased from them because I believe you live in Spain. If so how is the quality?