Los Angeles – A Missouri man accused of
camcording "The Dark Knight" in a movie theater and then trafficking
in counterfeit DVDs has been found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison.
Robert Henderson, of Grandview,
Missouri, was also ordered to pay
$24,738 in fines. Henderson
pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges after he was
apprehended in 2008 as part of an investigation by the Motion Picture
Association of America (MPAA).
"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,"
said Mike Robinson, senior vice president of content protection, and chief of operations
for the MPAA.
(PDF: MPAA statement)
(DMW previous coverage)