Saturday, December 12, 2009

Latest on 'New Moon' Piracy Case

latest Earlier this week the Chicago Sun Times reported that Samantha Tumach was arrested and spent two days in jail following an alleged three minute taping of New Moon. Now the Sun Times is reporting that "A Chicago woman arrested for illegally taping the movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon got a happy ending to her story on friday when Cook County prosecutors abruptly dropped the felony charge against her.

Samantha who was facing three years in jail for taping three minutes of New Moon claimed that she wasn't taping the movie that she was actually taping her sister's birthday party which happened to be in the theatre that New Moon was playing.

Summit Entertainment has released an official statement: “In regards to the situation with Samantha Tumpach, we applaud Muvico for upholding the zero tolerance policy on piracy when the incident occurred at their theater in Rosemont, IL. The pirating of films is a very serious issue and we all need to remain vigilant to protect the art of film and the myriad of businesses that the film industry supports. We believe that the attention that this incident has drawn, has served as a reminder to us all that any form of film piracy, or perceived piracy, will be treated with the utmost seriousness. Summit is pleased that all charges against Ms. Tumpach have been dropped and appreciate the efforts of the police and the prosecutors in this outcome.”

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