Friday, September 30, 2005

Intellectual Property: First person convicted for illegal videotaping of movies.

Curtis Salisbury, has become the first person convicted under a new US law cracking down on illegal videotaping of movies.

Salisbury pleaded guilty to two charges under the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 (FECA). Salisbury recorded the movies, "Bewitched" and "The Perfect Man," and uploaded to a computer network for Internet distribution.

He faces a $250,000 fine and up to five years jail.

I would have thought having to sit through "Bewitched" was punishment enough!