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More on New Moon and Copyright Piracy …

Further to my recent post on the issue of the women jailed for recording a few minutes of the Twilight sequel, New Moon, it has been announced that the charges against her have been dropped and she has been released from custody.  A news story here contains interesting statements from both the producers of the movie and the proprietors of the movie theater where the woman was arrested.  The respective statements say a lot more about the perceived dangers of digital copyright piracy than they do by way of apology to the woman who had inadvertently (if a little recklessly) recorded a few minutes of the film during her sister’s birthday party.  Message to us all – read the signs in theaters that say not to use recording devices, and don’t expect that people enforcing the rules at the movie theater level, or even local police level, will necessarily give you the benefit of the doubt.