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Movie Piracy / Gasca #836771

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 2006
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The opening of the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man’s Chest” noted.

(Hollywood: Vince Gonzales) The cost to the film industry of movie piracy featured; details given of the conviction of “Prince of Piracy” Johnny Ray Gasca†, who secretly taped films during screenings; videos shown of Gasca being caught and of people selling pirated DVDs in Los Angeles. [Assistant US attorney Elena DUARTE†- says the Gasca trial was the first conviction for camcording at the movies.] [Motion Picture Assn. of America John MALCOLM†- notes most thefts of film products come from camcorders.] [On the phone from prison, voice of GASCA – denies selling films; states he is working on a novel & movie called “The Prince of Piracy.”]

Smith, Harry;
Gonzales, Vince

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