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Friday, February 23, 2007

Man Charged With Infringement for Uploading Screener Copy of Film

The media reports that prosecutors have charged Salvador Nunez with copyright infringement for uploading a copy of the film Flushed Away to the Internet. Mr. Nunez is reported to have obtained the film from his sister, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more here. The San Jose Mercury News has some additional information here. The Academy sends copies of Oscar-nominated films ("screeners") in advance to voting members so that they can make their selections. Screeners are encoded and can be traced to the Academy members who originally received them.

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