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Man arrested in illegal cinema recordings investigation

A Nottinghamshire man has been arrested on suspicion of recording newly-released films at cinemas and posting the footage on the internet. The 33-year-old was arrested, questioned and bailed pending further enquiries on Friday 18th September following a joint operation involving the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN). Officers from … Continued

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Vigilant cinema staff recognised for taking action against cammers as double rewards period launches

A further 11 vigilant staff members from cinemas across the UK have been recognised for successfully intervening to prevent the illegal recording, or ‘camming’, of films under the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) and Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) on-going rewards programme. The programme provides cash rewards to cinema employees who identify individuals illegally recording a … Continued

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Cammer sentenced to 33 months imprisionment

A man was sentenced yesterday to 33 months imprisonment for recording a blockbuster film in a cinema, uploading it to the internet, and producing and selling copies to the public. On the 17th May 2013 Philip Danks went to the Showcase cinema in Walsall and used a camcorder to record ‘Fast and Furious 6’, the … Continued