Chris Weitz Defends Woman Accused Of PiracyDec 9th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
You may have heard that a Chicago woman is facing time in prison for recording a few minutes of New Moon during her sister’s birthday party. Now director Chris Weitz is speaking out on the piracy situation:
“There is, needless to say, a difference between trying to protect the copyright of a film and making an unfair example of someone who clearly seems not to have any intentions towards video piracy,” Weitz wrote.
He said he had contacted the studio that released the film, Summit Entertainment, to express his concern about her arrest, but he acknowledged there’s probably little he can do to influence the outcome of her case.
“I am not sure what effect I would have on the case,” he wrote, noting “the film is, after all, not my property.”
You can read more about the situation here at the Chicago Sun-Times site.