Date: 20th August 2007

Aussie busted for "Simpsons Movie" piracy

Australia has the dubious distinction of being the first country in the world where "The Simpsons Movie" was pirated, with an illegal Internet copy of the worldwide hit traced to a man who allegedly used his cell phone to record the movie at a cinema.

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) said Friday that a 21-year-old man from Sydney, the country's biggest city, was arrested the day before in relation to the unauthorized recording and uploading and charged with copyright theft. He faces up to five years jail.

Source: Press Release