Demonstrating the determination of the FBI to hunt down video pirates who post incomplete workprints of movies online, the bureua announced Wednesday that after a nine-month investigation it had arrested a New York man who they said had posted an unfinished print of X-Men Origins Wolverine on the website Megaupload.com last March, more than a month before its theatrical release. However, the arrest of Gilberto Sanchez at his home in the Bronx does not close the investigation, the bureau said, indicating that while Sanchez may have posted the video online, it was not yet known who removed it from the studio (or one of its processing labs) to begin with. The print was lacking several effects scenes and included temporary music tracks. Fox claims that the video was downloaded 15 million times. The film nevertheless earned $363 million worldwide.

17/12/2009