Alleged pirate fingered for filming film at Harrow flicks
Faces fraud, illegal distribution charges
A man in North West London has been accused of fraudulently filming Hollywood movies at a Vue cinema and then distributing the wares illegally.
Emmanuel Nimley, 22, of Lincoln Road in Harrow, allegedly filmed Jennifer Aniston’s latest fluffy vehicle, The Bounty Hunter, and other movies in the borough’s St George’s Shopping Centre.
He is currently out on bail and will return to court on 18 August.
It’s not the first case of its kind as there have been recent successful court actions against the recording of films in Blighty cinemas, after prosecutors cited the Fraud Act.
However, many in the movie-making industry have complained that the UK government lags behind Europe and the US because there’s no specific legislation that can be used in a charge such as the one against Nimley.
“While there has been some recent success in prosecuting cases under the 2006 Fraud Act, doing so remains complicated and uncertain,” noted the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association just last month.
Local rag The Harrow Times was first to report this story yesterday. ®
Sounds like he's already been punished enough
by sitting through a Jennifer Aniston movie
Why do UK cammers even bother any more?
First cams always come from Eastern Europe and have dodgy sound. If you can wait a few days or so, the DVD5s are always out with the line audio (love the irony of a crooked projectionist) but even THEN the quality ain't really up to snuff.
I could never understand the appeal of watching what might be a good film with an EXTREMELY dodgy recording. Some cams I've witnessed in the past are hilarious bad. But then, I'm 100% 1080p now. MKVs anyone? (no weight on my conscience here, I gave AMC another £12 tonight to sit and watch The Expendables - and bloody good it was too).
Cammers deserve to be locked up if they're stupid and brazen enough to continue doing a shit job. Moreso, they deserve to be mercilessly beaten in public by the police for attempting to profit from it. The history of the scene was always that nobody profited from it, it was done for enjoyment only. Whilst that in itself is a moralistic can of worms, and is to be deftly sidestepped this time around, the scumbags who try and flog binbags of £3 DVDRs down the local pub deserve to be taken out bag and summarily dealt with. Then exiled.
Kill the demands for pirate movie.
Slash the price of movie ticket by 75% (and they will still be about about 500% to expensive)
Release the BD/DVD right away (again slashing the price by 75%)
PROBLEM SOLVED. ho wait.....it will not work, the only viable business model of hollywood is EXTEROTION.