Did my part to stop bootleggers...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Wayne Hollis, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Wayne Hollis

    Wayne Hollis Auditioning

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    It seems like bootleggers are either getting a little more stupid, or really brave. I went to a street festival in a neighboring county a week or so ago. As I was checking out the different boothes, I noticed one of them was selling music CD's and movies, both VHS and DVD. So I went to go check it out, thinking I could find a good deal on some used DVD's. I started checking out the music CD's and noticed that they we're all shrink wrapped, current titles. Upon closer inspection of the cover art I realized that the front and back inserts were made with an ink jet printer. All the other CD's I looked at revealed the same thing. I asked the person working the booth if these were CDR's, and she said they were CD's (probably not knowing the difference), so then I asked if they were copies and she said they were. I was really surprised that she would admit that. Then I started looking at the DVD's she had there. After seeing the first one, I didn't have to go any further. In a standard shrink-wrapped DVD case was a copy of Red Dragon, you know, the one that is currently in theaters. This total disregard of my favorite medium really got under my skin. This being a large outdoor event with thousands of people, and held before the DC area sniper was caught, there was a large showing of local sheriff deputies and state police. So I went and found the first state trooper I could, and informed him of my discovery. I went back to the booth and hung around for a little while to see what would happen. About 5 minutes later the trooper came to the booth and looked around, in a "just browsing" kind of way, and then left. I thought he just blew it off, until about 15 minutes later he came back with another trooper and started asking questions. About 5 minutes went by, and the next thing you see is the troopers locking up the booth operators, and 4 sheriff deputies came and boxed up everything and took it away. I would say they had to box up 200 to 300 CD's and DVD's.
    Hopefully Universal Studios will see this, and in appreciation give me an advance copy of Red Dragon!!![​IMG] Okay, I can wish can't I.
    --Wayne
    p.s. And, for those of you wondering. No, I did NOT buy any of the material they were selling.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    Good job! They got what they deserved! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Wow! The cops I tell never arrest the bootleggers

    Pat on the back! Great job!
     
  4. Joshua Moran

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    sweet [​IMG]
     
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    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Is there a smilie for a pat on the back? [​IMG]
    Good work, sir! Take an ice cream out of petty cash! [​IMG]
     
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    Tom Rags Supporting Actor

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    David, perhaps I have a dirty mind, but that ice cream smily is extremely distubing [​IMG]
     
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  8. DeepakJR

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    LMAO, haha. Poor bootleggers, i think its ok for people to get bootlegged material as long as they buy the retail product eventually. Probably not agreeing with you guys, but just my $0.02.

    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
     
  9. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    Way to go, Wayne.

    Just out of curiousity, how much were they selling the DVDs for?

    Jon
     
  10. Tommy Ceez

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    Unfortunatly they only locked up the idiot that the actual bootlegger paid 100 a day to stand in the booth. Hell, maybe they will flip on the real guy.
     
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    Great job!
    A HIP-HIP-HURRAH for you!
    Troy[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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