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Potter Pirating Thwarted

Studio Briefing for November 21st, 2005 has a little note (third from the bottom) about Fox's efforts to stymie would be Potter pirates. According to the report, as of Monday there were no camcordered copies of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" floating around on the Internet. To accomplish this, Fox distributed "thousands of night vision goggles," and offers bounties for camcorder wielding patrons. This article disputes claims from other sources that the movie was available for download before the premier.

I hope this shows that content can be successfully controlled without punishing the law abiding consumer. The problem though is that this sort of effort is too expensive. Perhaps the studios and theater chains can establish a longer term policy offering these tools and incentives to capture pirates while leaving the rest of us alone.

Posted by on November 21, 2005 8:10 PM
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