FBI is going to identify an individual who was ripping the screeners and sharing them online. It was heard that a traceable watermarks was inserted into Screen Actors Guild movie screeners distributed via iTunes, as reports by Wired.
The suspected person is known as Wes DeSoto, known to have use the Pirate Bay handle mf34inc to upload the The King’s Speech, Black Swan, and numerous other titles.
“The authorities pinpointed DeSoto as the alleged culprit, because the screeners he viewed contained unique watermarks. What’s more, the guild had snail-mailed traceable iTunes codes to its members, who could use the code to access the screener movies.”
Under the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, it is a crime, punishable by up to three years in prison.
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