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Warner and Columbia sued actor over leaked screeners

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 29 Jan 2004 1:41 User comments (3)

Warner and Columbia sued actor over leaked screeners Two major Hollywood studios have filed separate lawsuits against the Hollywood actor, who they claim has leaked so-called screener copies of their movies to Internet. Warner Bros., a subsdiary of TimeWarner, sued several people, including the accused source of screener leaks, Hollywood actor Carmine Caridi, for leaking its recent movies "The Last Samurai" and "Mystic River".
According to Warner's lawsuit, Caridi received the screener copies of the movies from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as he is a long-time member of the organization, and then handed them to electrician from Illinois, Russell Sprague, who then made digital copies of the movies and placed them available on the Net.

In its separate lawsuit, Columbia, a subsdiary of Sony, has also sued Caridi for leaking its movies "Something's Gotta Give" and "Big Fish" to Net.

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3 user comments

129.1.2004 14:00

Since this Carmine Caridi and his electrician friend can't possibly pay back the 87 trillion dollars the studios "lost" due to these leaked movies justice can only be served by invoking the death penalty for them both. Makes sense to me.

221.4.2004 11:47

they should then sued whoever are making the dvd burners ,,and copy softwares not hte people who makes copies since the law should not allowed this kind of programs or electronic stuff

321.6.2004 08:23

think before you speak " mrpiojo "

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