Saturday, November 27, 2004

300 large fine for leaking screener films

And these fines just got bigger with the passage of IPPA the other day! You can get 3 years now as well as this fine for leaking screeners.

A former member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accused of leaking “screener” copies of movies was fined $300,000 (U.S.), the maximum allowed under federal law.
Apparently Carmine Caridi was sending the films he was given for Academy Award review to his buddy Russell Sprague who was then converting them to DVD and posting them online. Ooooops!

Globe and Mail article: Former Academy member fined for leaking movies


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