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Camcorder pirate faces up to 17 years

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Camcorder pirate faces up to 17 years

It has been going on for well over a decade – as long as camcorders have been small enough to hide away. But up until recently there was no federal law prohibiting it. Now, a 19-year-old Missouri man will be the first person charged under a law enacted in April that prohibits taping movies in movie theaters.

Curtis Salisbury of Saint Charles, Mo. made copies of two movies, “Bewitched” and “A Perfect Man,” and then attempted to distribute them on peer-to-peer networks. As well as uploading the movies, Salisbury was also caught downloading other movies and software from the P2P service.

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