Whether or not studios ever sold or gave legal prints of films to individuals is debatable, but that fact is that 99% of the prints out there were not obtained legally. In all the collectors and dealers I have known over the years, not once did I ever hear of someone who had any legal documentation proving they were the rightful owner of a print. It was all done on the black market, and WB could easily sue any collector who wouldn't play ball. We can disagree on whether or not they would win, but they could sure make life hell for the collector. The only thing that would convince me that a collector has more ASIB footage is verification from someone who had personally watched the footage. Too many collectors claim to have stuff they really don't have, or we hear about it from a "trusted source."