Given most of today's films, sentence him to sitting through it 15 times
over two days. Sandwiches and soft drinks but absolutely no popcorn.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hodge" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Copyright Alert
> At minimum , the recording device should be permanently confiscated as
> that would dissuade all but the most rabid infringer considering the
> cost.. In addition to paying for ALL of the court costs !!
> R. Hodge
>>>> [log in to unmask] 11/22/2004 8:24:04 PM >>>
> In a message dated 11/22/2004 2:08:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Well, it's just my personal opinion, but I think sending someone to
> federal prison for videotaping a movie in a theater is a little harsh.
> It should depend entirely on what they do with it.
> We are reaching the point where a recording device can be concealed in
> anything and many people, especially the young, feel compelled to keep
> a log
> of everything they do. I remember that made extensive use of cameras
> and tape
> recorders fifty years ago, in many places where they are banned now.
> They were
> never used to take income away from anyone; they made money for the
> who made the equipment and media I used.
> Much of that material still exists and could be used to document part
> of the
> way we were, a half century ago. I doubt that much of it would be of
> commercial value, but I also don't see how making it available would
> hurt any of the
> people who were involved in creating it two generations ago.
> Of course to the extent that there are genuine ownership issues with
> commercial content of the original material, distribution should be
> However the outright banning of the making such recordings in the first
> seems to me unnecessary, impractical, and an undesirable restriction
> documentation of our culture.
> Mike Csontos