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Kansas City, Mo. – The heavy coat in July was the giveaway to the hidden camera inside a Lees Summit Theater. A Grandview, Mo. man today has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and a $25 thousand fine for copyright infringement, film piracy.
42-year-old Robert Henderson admitted using a video camera to record "The Dark Knight" in the East Glenn Theater. Investigators from the Motion Picture Association of America earlier had spotted Internet downloadable films that said they'd been recorded at the theater. They were watching last July when Henderson entered with a heavy coat. He was caught using the camera hidden beneath it.
The U. S. Attorney said a later search turned up 1,240 counterfeit DVD's in Henderson's house and car. The prison term will be served without chance for parole.