Harsh, man.

A 22-year-old Chicago woman has spent two nights in jail and now faces up to three years in prison after taping less than four minutes of New Moon. The young woman was visiting a Rosemont movie theater to celebrate her sister's birthday, and claims that she was merely taking pictures and short videos of her fellow party-goers (an account backed up by the contents of her camera, by the way). Nonetheless, the theater managers insisted on pressing charges, and the woman has been slapped with a rarely-invoked felony charge designed to prevent audience members from recording new-release movies in order to sell bootleg copies.

Let this be a lesson to you, dear readers: if you absolutely must go see New Moon, make sure there's no photographic evidence of your lapse in taste and judgement.

Posted by: Julianka


08 Dec, 2009 01:33 AM @ version 0

Seriously, one would think that the self-inflicted punishment of seeing the movie would be penalty enough.

08 Dec, 2009 05:17 PM @ version 0

Maybe the poor girl was arrested early in the show, so at least she was spared actually watching the movie?

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