Judge sentences Missouri man for recording Warner Bros hit for counterfeit DVDs
A judge has sentenced a Missouri man to two years in prison and a fine for illegally recording "The Dark Knight’ in a theater and selling it as pirated DVDs, the Motion Picture Association announced.
Robert Henderson of Grandview, Missouri, was ordered to pay $24,738 in fines and serve 24 months in federal prison for recording the movie.
Henderson pleaded guilty after being caught recording the film in 2008 in an MPAA investigation.
“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, Sr. Vice President Content Protection, Chief of Operations for the MPAA.
Henderson will get three years probation.
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