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UK pirate gets 33-month sentence

21 August 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sentence passed on a man who recorded Fast and Furious 6 at a UK cinema and sold copies to the public.

Philip Danks was sentenced today to 33 months imprisonment for recording blockbuster film Fast and Furious 6 in a cinema, uploading it to the internet, and producing and selling copies to the public.

The incident took place on May 17, 2013, when Danks went to the Showcase cinema in Walsall and used a camcorder to record Universal Pictures’ action thriller on its first day of release.

Danks uploaded this copy of the film onto the internet the following day and the film was subsequently downloaded more than 700,000 times.

He also used social network Facebook to offer copies of the film for sale for £1.50 ($2.50), which he advertised alongside other well-known films such as Iron Man 3

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) identified Danks by linking him to the online name of the uploader, which was ‘TheCod3r’.

On one website where the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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UK pirate gets 33 months sentence

21 August 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sentence passed on a man who recorded Fast and Furious 6 at a UK cinema and sold copies to the public.

Philip Danks was sentenced today to 33 months imprisonment for recording blockbuster film Fast and Furious 6 in a cinema, uploading it to the internet, and producing and selling copies to the public.

The incident took place on May 17, 2013, when Danks went to the Showcase cinema in Walsall and used a camcorder to record Universal Pictures’ action thriller on its first day of release.

Danks uploaded this copy of the film onto the internet the following day and the film was subsequently downloaded more than 700,000 times.

He also used social network Facebook to offer copies of the film for sale for £1.50 ($2.50), which he advertised alongside other well-known films such as Iron Man 3

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) identified Danks by linking him to the online name of the uploader, which was ‘TheCod3r’.

On one website where the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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