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Thread: Teen Arrested for Recording 20 Second Movie Clip

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    "Jhannet Sejas, a 19 year old girl was immediately arrested by the police after she recorded a 20 second clip from the movie “Transformers” that she wanted to show to her little brother. She now faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine."

    "Sejas was celebrating her 19th Birthday with her boyfriend in a local theater in Arlington. A few minutes after she taped the short clip the police came rushing in and took her into custody on the charges of "being a pirate".

    Sejas and her boyfriend were promptly escorted out of the movie theater, still confused about what just happened. “I was crying, I’ve never been in trouble before.”, she later said in a response to the trip to the police station.

    Of course Sejas had no intention to sell the 600 millisecond clip, she wasn’t even planning to put it on YouTube. The only thing she wanted to do was show it to her 13 year old brother, who was dying to see the movie himself. Unluckily theater owners just introduced their new zero-tolerance policy since everyone can be a pirate.

    Kendrick Macdowell, a representative National Association of Theater Owners said in a response: “We cannot educate theater managers to be judges and juries in what is acceptable. Theater managers cannot distinguish between good and bad stealing.”

    Good and bad stealing? Nuts!, the guy obviously has no clue what he’s talking about. If all theater owners treat their customers like this they will start to lose even more money than they already do now. And guess who they will be blaming? Right, Pirates.

    Sejas will go to trial later this month for recording a motion picture without permission, and is facing up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Seriously unbelievable."

    Source: TorrentFreak
    The Washington Post: Out of the Theater, Into the Courtroom

    August 24, 2007
    TorrentFreak: Regal Cinemas Make Example out of Teen for 20 Second Transformers Recording
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    Here's a washington post article about it:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...080102398.html

    They mean to tell us they need a court to help them distinguish between a real cam pirate and a regular movie goer who just happened to record a few seconds of a movie in a theatre?
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    this world is nuts

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    That's insane yah have to feel for hershe's only 19 ffs.

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    I think this has been taken too far. I probably would of just slapped them on their wrist and then be done with it.
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    I think they took it to far, she didn't really do anything wrong to my standards at all. She simply wanted to show her brother, and having the police come rushing in on you durning a movie, thats kinda rediculus and emberessing at least have someone come in and be like please step outside etc.. etc. and if they refuse then bring in the cops or w/e

    but thats still super lame on what they did, thete such picks about it. i bet it was just a cellphone cam, blah people are super gay about it, 600mms who gives a rats behind.

    stupid stupid stupid.

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    I can just imagine the theater manager dialing 911...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    I can just imagine the theater manager dialing 911...
    OH NOES 911, emergency theres someone with a cellphone cam
    OH NOES!! please help!!

    NOES my copy righted movie..
    Oh noes..


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    Personally, I don't see why she shouldn't be punished. So what, she had no intention to sell it or post it on youtube or whatever, but still... she recorded it, and thats the law. What will be next? Someone will get off for only recording 1hr59mins59seconds of a 2 hour film, claiming that they didn't even record the whole thing... Just my thoughts. And yes it sucks that this happened to an innocent, but if she gets let off anybody actually guilty of it can just use a similar excuse, no?
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    @JordoR

    harsh m8 I'm sure you wouldn't mind getting busted for downloading a pirate movie/app/album whatever.

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