"Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone". Just my ten pence (cents to us Americans).
I see he didn't get a barrister, he decided to represent himself.
I wonder if the judge thought he was being cocky and only assumed he would land a fine therefore went the extra bit and jailed him.
because hes a tight as a ducks a--e. his arrogance also made him think he would just get a fine. so why pay out for a solicitor the money will pay toward my fine. what a total IDIOT. just shows you what some of you have been dealing with all these years.
Really? That is not my impression of Mr. Foster. Only small thing I haf was that he would not supply screen shots of a print I wondered about. He had no time to do so on the cheap prints, which I accepted. Otherwise I have positive experiences (prices are sometimes too high though)
Sounds like Paul B has had a bad experience, of which I sympathise, I have had many a bad experience in this mine field of a hobby,
even losing £1800.00 0n a bad deal some years back in the USA. Paul is no worse than many, he fell foul of the "law", I just watched
a programme on tax evasion in the Cayman Islands, where the UK "government" still hold rule, but encourage and turn a blind eye to
big business avoiding tax from monies generated in the UK, hypocritical or what? Paul Foster has been a bloody good dealer over the
years, I'm not saying he is a saint, but he has done no harm to many of his film buyers, he was only doing what the rest of the "Global
Economy" is doing, trading internationally, with China, our friends, just like the "government", he hasn't resigned any of our workforce to the unemployment queue, unlike our "government" on their steel deals" with China, or killed anyone, he is no worse than many. Myself, I
would certainly still buy from him, I could tell tales out of school on some of the types out there, but to no end, Paul was silly, but his
crime pales beside many. Bob Monkhouse was mentioned on another forum regarding film piracy, he got off, but he was involved in a
pirate print of "Goldfinger", it involved Terry Wogan's son years ago. Bob had the sense and contacts to get away with it, Paul should have employed a lawyer, just proves, its the people you know that can open doors, justice is not only blind but stupid too.
What is disturbing about this case is that you could argue that the second hand films bought by Paul to sell on could have been bought with money obtained by the proceeds of
crime ?, and should be traced and confiscated. It was mentioned on the other forum that in fact he did more business with his online dvd sales on ebay, so this would lend
more credence to my first point, a chicken and egg situation. I would image it would be difficult to disprove this, and they are no doubt as we speak building a case against him
when he is freed. The hornets nest as been well and truly poked.
Isn't it laughable though, we tolerate hate against our society by extremists, who are guests, but they scream racism and are let
off, one Paul Foster, who is small fry, a danger to no one, but he must be punished, where were all these sticklers for the law
when Savile was running wild, with government approval, and it was well known by the BBC he was a paedophile. A sign of the times
in this excuse for a once great country.
Your right Hugh, every time we do nothing and say nothing we just legitimise extremists, how many time's have you seen people selling dvd's on a market stall ?, van loads full
and there all legit of course. It could just be someone online has reported him to trading standards, and they have acted. Every now and then they make an example of someone,
after all "its more than my jobs worth".
Exactly Paul, it is just pisspoticle, we live in a sad misguided and aimless society lacking in moral fibre, I have always been the
champion of the underdog, just my nature, but all sense of fair play has been lost, common sense is a misnomer. A case has just come
to light in my own county of Cumbria, where a Father sexually abused and killed his own two year old daughter, the police had disturbed
evidence in the bedroom, did not seal it off as a crime scene, result, the guy walked free, now we hear of the judge being called to question, what kind of people have we got in the police and judicial services, they are a sham, but a man imports DVDs from China, and
he is suddenly Adolf Hitler, our moral compass is not just off, it has been mislaid.
I saw this case Hugh, a very sad and disturbing case, fortunately we now know who he is and what he looks like, and if there is any justice for this little girl at all, " you reap what you so", and street style justice is just a couple of steps away, he'll be looking over his shoulder forever, F*** scumbag .
That kind of justice is right up my alley, I have had my moments with streetfights and cops, with this joker it would be a pleasure
to spend another night in the cells, but why is it up to us to meet out justice? What am I saying..... Justice, in this country?
Just to put things in some sort of perspective, some collectors/members of these forums might do well to remember "the white
box specials" back in the day, which went like shit off a shovel, no one objected then though, strange how times and memories fade.
I feel sympathy to Paul, in that when I more or less resigned, from my input to the sfff , along with Robert Crewdson, my "enemies"
who did not have the "bottle" to engage me in verbage on forum, chose to keep quiet for years, then emerge like the worms they were,
when I could not comment, how cowardly, now I see the same moves on Paul, well I will be his champion, bring it on, you have much to
thank him for, so to the cowards that had a go at me, no doubt the same lot having a go at Paul, well, I'm here, fire away.
I am the fighter for the underdog. I hate the pack. my track record is excellent, which is why I could have sorted the so called
law courts. The trial is a sham, a lawyer would have sorted it, he will appeal surely. I was a Union Convenor, but would have defended him
better.Our loss, however you think. Just read the 8mm forum , am I top of the idiot board Paul Barker?
As you said Hugh.I was watching the BBC news this morning.In France the immigrants are causing chaos. British lorry. Driver's. Being pelted with bricks shopping trollies and attacked with knifes. You would have thought after what happened in Paris they would open fire on these scabs,all that happens is they are rounded up and put into nice new shelter, and here is a guy in prison for selling bootleg movies.
Same things here in Norway. Women need to change it seems, not the assholes raping them. Something is seriously wrong in this world. Something gotta change soon. Ido think it's rightto be punished for crimes, but getting more jail for these bootlegs than animal torture or rape, that is just wrong.
The Ebay Shop is up again! http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/films16/m.html...&_from=&_ipg=50
Just before some members pass their own sentence on Paul, let us remember that any films ordered from him were on your
doorstep within a few days, he always delivered. Granted what he did on the DVD front is viewed by many as wrong, but in some
circles it is known as commerce. Ask yourselves a question, how was the Columbia Pictures deal lost by a well known film distributor, by
being naughty, prints that were made and sold, were not any cheaper to the collectors who bought them. Human nature, or business sense?
Just ask your self a question Hugh, if you had spent thousands of pounds on making a TV programme or film and then somebody copied it and was making thousands of pounds without contributing towards the production costs how would you feel ?
We are not just not talking of one or two copies we are talking or thousands of copies.
Anyway that's my opinion and to me Paul has done the crime now he must take the punishment like a man.