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4 years for filming, selling movies

A Norfolk man will spend four years in prison for illegally filming movies and selling pirated copies.

U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 43-year-old Brad Newell was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in June to copyright infringement and making an unauthorized recording of a motion picture.

Newell co-owned the business "Burn Central," where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized 300 copies of the movie "Clash of the Titans" and a video camera used for illegally filming the movie.

Newell forfeited more than 1,500 copies of pirated movies, $28,000 in cash and equipment.

Newell’s business partner Nicholas Skamagos was sentenced to six months for his role in the scheme, and Burn Central employee Kiah Fields was sentenced to five months.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 7:56 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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clash of the titans? really?

Posted by: MarilynManson | October 20, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I guess he had to start somewhere and "Clash Of The Titans" was it.
Were I going to jail for something like this I'd have gone for something funny like "The Hangover"(how fine is Heather Graham?)...and it probably would have been a bigger seller too!

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 20, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

OMG! Pookie n'em need to watch out!

Posted by: linroy62 | October 20, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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