So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie

So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie

Thursday, July 12th, 2007 1:49pm CDT

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Agora Vox has reported on their site that reportedly 5 arrests were made in the United States where people allegedly trying to pirate the Transformers movie on their camcorder. Arrests occured in New York, California, Chicago, Florida and Georgia. The New York offender can face up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.

You can read the full article and report here.

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Credit(s): www.agoravox.com


This article was last modified on Thursday, July 12th, 2007 2:27pm CDT

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Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216871)
Posted by Optimus Frimal on July 12th, 2007 @ 1:53pm CDT
Aargh! We pirates of the ODB dispise this kind of piracy. Aargh! The land lubbers should be made to walk the plank! Aargh!
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216889)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on July 12th, 2007 @ 1:59pm CDT
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216890)
Posted by Versa on July 12th, 2007 @ 1:59pm CDT
GOOD! GOOD!! That film deserves to be seen in theaters. Time for Transformers to shine!
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216898)
Posted by City Commander on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:02pm CDT
Haharr! Already in with the pyrate talk I see OpFr?!
Good on ye mate!

And yes, we true pyrates are against film pyracy!
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216905)
Posted by Insurgent on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:05pm CDT
Argh! I'm with ye thar Frimal. Those people give pirates a bad name. And they have nee excuse. They can see the movie already. Shame the good ship ODB can't make the sail across to those strange lands. ARRGH! Feed em to the Fishies!
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216924)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:14pm CDT
So thats why its been so hard to find it on bootleg. I though people just didnt care about the movie. Looks like i wont be seeing the movie a 5th time untill it comes out on DVD. So were they arrested while filming it or while selling the actual DVDs?
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216936)
Posted by Skowl on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:22pm CDT
Serves them right...

I don't get movie pirates... they're thieves who risk alot trying to sneak into a theatre with a camcorder and for what? So a bunch of other, more lazy thieves can download whatever they filmed, without having to pay the entrance fee or risking a fine and possible jail time.

I'm sorry, but if I had to pay close to 10$ to see Transformers, damn it, EVERYONE is going to have to pay to see that movie.

Unless you're content with watching a choppy, shaky out-of-focus bootleg on a 13" little monitor in your crappy apartement full of old leftover pizza (which you paid for... strange that you would pay for a pizza but not for a movie)... in which case, well, there's no helping you... 'cuz you're an idiot.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216952)
Posted by Skywarp83 on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:29pm CDT
Good, They should rot in jail for that. By them doing that it stops TF from making more money. And lets face it, TF deserves to make more money, So they can give us more sequals. A local flee market near my house gets busted all the time for selling bootleg copies of movies and the more they get busted the more other people do it. You would think that they would stop after seeing everyone getting caught.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216958)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:31pm CDT
unless they actually bring tripods, which from the few camcorder movies i've seen shows they dont.............dont their hands get tired holding it up for 2hrs? man...lol
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216960)
Posted by Windracer on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:31pm CDT
All I can say is they had it coming and I'm glad they were busted.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216971)
Posted by osiricon on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:35pm CDT
I want to see this movie again, but its not rated ARR.

Sorry I had to do it.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (216975)
Posted by dabattousai on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:37pm CDT
BumbleBee83 wrote:Good, They should rot in jail for that. By them doing that it stops TF from making more money. And lets face it, TF deserves to make more money, So they can give us more sequals. A local flee market near my house gets busted all the time for selling bootleg copies of movies and the more they get busted the more other people do it. You would think that they would stop after seeing everyone getting caught.


Yes, they should go and pirate Harry Potter so they lose money and TransFormers gains money, good thinking there :-? :P
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217000)
Posted by muswp1 on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:46pm CDT
dabattousai wrote:
BumbleBee83 wrote:Good, They should rot in jail for that. By them doing that it stops TF from making more money. And lets face it, TF deserves to make more money, So they can give us more sequals. A local flee market near my house gets busted all the time for selling bootleg copies of movies and the more they get busted the more other people do it. You would think that they would stop after seeing everyone getting caught.


Yes, they should go and pirate Harry Potter


Don't worry, people will do that too.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217019)
Posted by opjet on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:52pm CDT
har ha ha ha ha nothing gonna stand in
our way this nothig stand in our way
not this week
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217036)
Posted by Sloptank on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:59pm CDT
I wonder if anyone would get busted for bringing a certain Real Gear into the theatre.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217038)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:00pm CDT
I got so pissed at my boss when he told me he downloaded the movie and didn't see it in the theater and he had the balls to say it didn't look as good as he expected...

what do you expect from a crappy camcorder copy??? jeez -
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217044)
Posted by Overloaded on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:02pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:I got so pissed at my boss when he told me he downloaded the movie and didn't see it in the theater and he had the balls to say it didn't look as good as he expected...

what do you expect from a crappy camcorder copy??? jeez -


Man I gave out to my cousins boyfriend for doing the same thing . I perfer the cinema myself
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217047)
Posted by Hoistimus on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:03pm CDT
And they say there's no good news in the news these days.. hehe. People are doing themselves a favor by watching this movie in theaters instead of a crappy version of it on their monitor.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217057)
Posted by Blozor on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:09pm CDT
And one attempt to blatantly rip it off:

Image

NOTE: It's NOT good, so unless you want to be bored to the point of idiocy for 90 minutes, don't bother.
Re: So Far 5 Arrests for Attempts to Pirate Transformers Movie (217071)
Posted by Sunstar on July 12th, 2007 @ 3:17pm CDT
Blozor wrote:And one attempt to blatantly rip it off:

Image

NOTE: It's NOT good, so unless you want to be bored to the point of idiocy for 90 minutes, don't bother.


I think I would like to see that...it piques my curiosity.

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