Twelve Hollywood Movie Cammers Caught, Police Prosecute None

Despite significant success in recent years clamping down on camcorder piracy, Hollywood still feels that the phenomenon poses a serious risk to their business. The somewhat grainy footage – often accompanied by awful sound – tends to leak online, attracting tens of thousands of downloaders looking to get an early glimpse at a much anticipated movie. In a U.S. theater you need appendages of steel (or perhaps psychiatric help) to risk recording the video or sound of a Hollywood movie. Those caught, such as the individuals behind the IMAGiNE group, are treated extremely harshly indeed and years in prison can be the outcome. While after-the-fact punishments are somewhat of a deterrent, the studios prefer to tackle the problem before it begins. …

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Twelve Hollywood Movie Cammers Caught, Police Prosecute None

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Net News

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