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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:15 am 
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A moral question regarding the HOBBIT film.

Yesterday I went with my grandson to see the film again - time number four for me and three for him. At the end of the aisle was a middle age couple
who started filming the screen at the start of the film. It was blatant and obvious.

What if anything would you have done about it?

Somebody here alerted an usher who walked down the aisle a couple of times and the filming stopped and did not continue.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:39 pm 
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I am fairly impervious as regards people copying downloaded music as in so many cases the artists themselves don't get the payment, and paying 70p (1USD) for a track, where the only folk who are getting rewarded are those who host the site, and the big corporate interests who have assumed the "rights" for the song is poor value.

On the other hand copying a film in the theatre is a clear contravention of everyones rights, including the audience, who have made an investment and our supporting film making.

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I would have looked for an usher...I wouldn't have confronted the couple myself, though.

And how about the DVD Academy Award screener that was leaked at the beginning of January? Hundreds of thousands of people must have downloaded it by now... will that hit profits much? A lot of people that I've seen admitting they had downloaded it say they'll still be buying the DVD in a couple of months...

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