Edited by Dpantherman, 25 February 2010 - 09:55 PM.
Dark Knight pirate gets 2 Years
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:09 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:14 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:16 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:30 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:33 PM
I agree that selling it is far worse than recording it and sharing it.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:58 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:04 PM
You don't take a service/good from somebody without paying, I'm not shedding any tears for him.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:10 PM
It really depends on the circumstances though. The money he made was basically money he stole from the people that make the movies. In reality, no differnt from walking into the studio and taking the money from them directly. So if he sold 10,000 dollars worth, then thats 10,000 he stole. In that case, I don't have a real problem with the sentence, as long as he was fairly represented by an able lawyer.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:22 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:56 PM
Posted 2/22/10 9:31 am ET by Josh Wigler in DC Comics, News
The Dark KnightBatman's strict stance against injustice is well established within the confines of fiction, but now Gotham City's ever vigilant protector is bringing his war against crime to the real world.
According to The Wrap, a Missouri resident has been sentenced to two years in prison and must pay a fine of $24,738 for illegally recording "The Dark Knight" in theaters and consequently distributing pirated DVDs for profit. The sentence was issued after the man pleaded guilty to the crime.
The defendant, identified as Robert Henderson of Grandview, Missouri, will serve a three year probation period following his prison sentence.
"The theft of films by camcording is a serious threat to the health of the motion picture industry and the 2.4 million Americans it employs," said Mike Robinson of the Motion Picture Association of America in response to the verdict. "This is an appropriate sentence for a very serious crime, and we hope it will serve as a warning to would-be movie thieves that they will face severe consequences for engaging in these activities."
Henderson's sentencing comes just two months after the arrest of Gilberto Sanchez, the man accused of putting the illegal copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" online.
No matter your stance on the verdict, we can all agree upon one thing — film piracy is being taken very, very seriously on a legal level. Perhaps it's best to keep those video-equipped cell phones turned off during movie showings after all.