Posts Tagged: Laws

Charges dismissed in Twilight recording case; Muvico and Summit release statements

In case you haven’t heard, a young woman was arrested for recording a portion of Twilight: New Moon at Muvico’s Rosemont, Illinois theater. After two weeks of the expected misinformed commentary in the press and on the Internet, the charges were dismissed today. A Twilight fan site notes Summit Entertainment’s reaction: In regards to the… Read more »

Utah governor vetoes "Truth in Advertising" bill

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has vetoed H.B. 353, an amendment to Utah’s Truth in Advertising law, that would declare that a deceptive trade practice occurs if a business publicly states that it will not sell a product labeled with an age restriction or advisory to anyone under the age specified and then in fact makes… Read more »

Why NC-17 matters

Ang Lee has cut approximately 30 minutes from his Venice Film Festival winner Lust, Caution in order for it to play on Chinese screens. China, which has no rating system requires all films to be suitable for all audiences or it will not be screened. According to Variety, the film may also be trimmed for… Read more »

Guilty Plea in Va. Movie Theft

You’ll no doubt remember the case of Jhannet Sejas, the young woman arrested for recording a portion of Transformers at Regal’s Ballston Common multiplex in Arlington, Va. She entered a guilty plea. After one year, if she remains out of trouble, her record will be expunged. Threat Level at Wired Blogs has the story. The… Read more »

Good Stealing, Bad Stealing

(Originally posted August 2nd, 2007 @ 10:01 am.) A 19-year-old woman was arrested for recording part of Transformers at Regal’s Ballston Common 12 in Arlington, VA July 17. The Washington Post has the story: Sejas was enjoying the movie so much that she decided to film a short clip of the sci-fi adventure’s climax to… Read more »