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Arrest made in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' leak



The movie industry freaked out back in April when an early print of Hugh Jackman's X-Men Origins: Wolverine was leaked online, but the movie still grossed $160 million worldwide in its opening weekend. That doesn't mean the feds gave up, because the FBI just arrested a 47-year-old Bronx man for allegedly posting the video. Piracy doesn't pay, folks.

Gilberto Sanchez was busted on Wednesday under suspicion of uploading the film to a file-sharing site, CNET reports. The grand jury indictment didn't list the source of the print, so we're expecting more arrests on that one. You don't mess with 20th Century Fox.

"We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials to identify and prosecute those who illegally steal our creative content," a Fox spokeswoman told CNET.

What could happen to Sanchez? Try three years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice whatever the perceived gross profit loss is, which is a scary thought. What if Fox thought the loss was eleventy billion? How do you even double that?

[Photo: Fox]


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:10am]


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