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It is against the law to record copyrighted material without permission. This is really news to you?
It may be against the theater's policies, but I don't believe it's against the law to have a camera in a movie theater in America, yet. However I may be wrong, by all means if I am provide me with the law.
This happend in the UK, did it not?
Now, the 22-year-old Chicago woman......
..........at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont.
.......where a Cook County judge
Out of context? Really? Please feel free to explain to me what the context was .....
She also took pictures of family members in the theater before the film began , but an usher who saw the photo session never issued them a warning, Tumpach said.
If you're not supposed to have cameras and recording devices in a theatre why didn't the usher say something to her when she was snapping pictures ?
"There is, needless to say, a difference between trying to protect the copyright of a film and making an unfair example of someone who clearly seems not to have any intentions towards video piracy...I am not sure what effect I would have on the case...the film is, after all, not my property.”
Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by K J Gunderson
OMG you've got to be trolling. I never said that she was arressted for taking pictures of her family, and I never said that she did not break the law. What I said was that she should not have been charged with the felony that she was charged with which is intended for people who sell bootleg copies of movies (piracy) of which she obviously had no intention of doing. Instead she should have been charged with a lighter charge and definately not held in jail for two nights.
You wanted someone to suggest she stop. What part did I get wrong?
Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate)
SEC. 102. CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MOTION PICTURES IN A MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION FACILITY.
(a) In General- Chapter 113 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 2319A the following new section:
`Sec. 2319B. Unauthorized recording of Motion pictures in a Motion picture exhibition facility
`(a) Offense- Any person who, without the authorization of the copyright owner, knowingly uses or attempts to use an audiovisual recording device to transmit or make a copy of a motion picture or other audiovisual work protected under title 17, or any part thereof, from a performance of such work in a motion picture exhibition facility, shall--
`(1) be imprisoned for not more than 3 years, fined under this title, or both; or
`(2) if the offense is a second or subsequent offense, be imprisoned for no more than 6 years, fined under this title, or both.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Firstly, I'm not "dude."
Secondly, did you have something substantive to add to the discussion?
[edit on 2009/12/4 by GradyPhilpott]
Main Entry: pros·e·cute Pronunciation: \ˈprä-si-ˌkyüt\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): pros·e·cut·ed; pros·e·cut·ing Etymology: Middle English, from Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi to pursue — more at pursue Date: 15th century transitive verb 1 : to follow to the end : pursue until finished 2 : to engage in : perform 3 a : to bring legal action against for redress or punishment of a crime or violation of law b : to institute legal proceedings with reference to intransitive verb : to institute and carry on a legal suit or prosecution — pros·e·cut·able \ˌprä-sə-ˈkyü-tə-bəl\ adjective
The person broke the law and was prosecuted.
: a participle that typically expresses completed action, that is traditionally one of the principal parts of the verb, and that is traditionally used in English in the formation of perfect tenses in the active voice and of all tenses in the passive voice
Gram. a participle used a) with auxiliaries to express, typically, completed action or a time or state gone by (Ex.: spoken in “he has spoken”) b) with auxiliaries to form the passive voice (Ex.: eaten in “the snails were all eaten in a moment”) c) as an adjective (Ex.: polished in “polished brass”)