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Two arrested in pre-release leak of 'The Expendables 3'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2014 19:39 User comments (4)

Two arrested in pre-release leak of 'The Expendables 3' Earlier this year, in one of the highest profile movie leaks in history, a DVD-quality copy of 'The Expendables 3' was leaked to the Internet a full three weeks before its release in the U.S.
This week, two men accused of leaking the film have been arrested in the U.K. The authorities claim that the two men stole a digital advance copy and then illegally distributed it. In August, Lionsgate Studio had filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous individuals who they claimed were behind the leak.

"The public need to be aware that piracy is not a victimless crime," said Danny Medlycott, head of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (UK anti-piracy unit). "By downloading illegal music, film, TV and books, not only are you exposing your own computer to the risk of viruses and malware, but you are also putting hard-working people's livelihoods at risk as piracy threatens the security of thousands of jobs in the UK's creative industries."

Lionsgate blamed the leak on the film's poor box office showing, with the movie making just $39 million in domestic receipts, compared to $100 million for the first in the series and $85 million for the sequel.

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4 user comments

126.11.2014 21:13

Quote:
with the movie making just $39 million in domestic receipts
I think that is good considering how bad that movie was. Definitely not worth the $12 it cost me to go see it.

227.11.2014 1:07

same the price to go see it was worth it to me because i will never buy it on dvd ever these films have always been made for high school drop outs with no intelligence whats so ever so no thank you

327.11.2014 2:16

A sequel is a hard ask at the best of times,highly unlikely the early release had an effect on why people were turned off,it was right up there with the worst movies of all times well in the top 100 imo


43.12.2014 23:09

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
A sequel is a hard ask at the best of times,highly unlikely the early release had an effect on why people were turned off,it was right up there with the worst movies of all times well in the top 100 imo
To be done for such a shit movie and to be blamed for it's crap box office... such bad luck.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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