Hollywood Gets Tough On Piracy

The movie industry, taking a cue from the success of the music industry’s hardline efforts to curb illegal copying and distribution, is lobbying for tougher laws against videotaping of films inside of movie theaters. “Offenders caught during the latest crackdown in Ohio could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The penalty in Michigan, by contrast, is up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine.”