Maine Revised Statutes

§1901. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms shall have the following meanings. [1979, c. 266, (NEW).]

1. Bid.  "Bid" means a written offer or proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor, in response to an "invitation to bid," stating the terms under which the exhibitor will agree to exhibit a motion picture.
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2. Blind bidding.  "Blind bidding" means the solicitation of bidding for, solicitation of negotiation for, or solicitations of offers for or agreeing to terms for the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture if the motion picture has not been trade screened.
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3. Distributor.  "Distributor" means any person engaged in the business of distributing or supplying motion pictures to exhibitors by rental, sale or licensing.
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4. Exhibit or exhibition.  "Exhibit" or "exhibition" means showing a motion picture to the public for a charge.
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5. Exhibitor.  "Exhibitor" means any person engaged in the business of operating one or more theaters.
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6. Invitation to bid.  "Invitation to bid" means a written solicitation or invitation by a distributor to one or more exhibitors to bid for the right to exhibit a motion picture.
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7. License agreement.  "License agreement" means any contract agreement, understanding or condition between a distributor and an exhibitor relating to the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture by the exhibitor.
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8. Person.  "Person" includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associates, societies, trust or corporations.
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9. Run.  "Run" means the continuous exhibition of a motion picture in a defined geographic area for a specified period of time.
A "first run" is the first exhibition of a picture in the designated area, a "second run" is the second exhibition and "subsequent runs" are subsequent exhibitions after the second run.
"Exclusive run" is any run limited to a single theater in a defined geographic area and a "nonexclusive run" is any run in more than one theater in a defined geographic area.
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10. Theater.  "Theater" means any establishment in which motion pictures are exhibited to the public regularly for a charge.
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11. Trade screening.  "Trade screening" means the showing of a motion picture by a distributor at some location within the metropolitan area in which is located a distributor's sales or film distributing facility serving the theater, which is open to any exhibitor interested in exhibiting the motion picture.
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SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 266, (NEW).