Brits are “powerless” to stop film piracy

Noted at Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland: Movie pirates have escaped walking the plank – after a cinema chain boss admitted they are powerless to stop them. Most pirate movies consist of grainy hand held footage achieved through using a camcorder in a cinema -costing the industry millions of pounds. However, there is no specific law in the UK that makes using a camcorder in a cinema illegal – unlike stricter laws in the US and Canada. Tim Richards, boss of Vue Cinemas, told Sky News, “We catch these individuals and we can’t do anything with them. It’s extremely frustrating. […]