CNN reports on a foiled attempt to pirate Spider-Man 2…
A teenager was arrested early Wednesday in a California theater showing “Spider-Man 2” after a projectionist using night vision goggles saw him using a camcorder to make an illegal copy of the superhero sequel.
The 16-year-old could be charged under a law that went into effect January 1 and makes taking a recording device into a movie theater a crime punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office will review the case and decide whether to charge the teen, who was released to his parents’ custody, said Sgt. Mel Amoroso, a spokesman at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division.
The film industry’s trade group hailed the arrest and credited its recent initiative to offer cash rewards of up to $500 to theater employees who turn in moviegoers attempting to make illicit film copies.
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