Floyd Lee Buchanan (left), and Troy Montgomery Cornish.
The pair was arrested Friday in Maryland while allegedly camcording Fate of the Furious. (credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department)
A June 15 trial date has been set for two Maryland men arrested on suspicion of camcording the new action flick Fate of the Furious, a court clerk said Tuesday.
The men, Troy Montgomery Cornish, 38, and Floyd Lee Buchanan, 35, were arrested Friday at a Hoyts Movie Theater after an investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America alerted the authorities to the alleged piracy.
The two were charged under a state law making it illegal to record a movie in a theater.
The maximum penalty is a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Many states and the federal government have laws barring the use of recording devices in theaters.
Anne Arundel County Police reported (PDF) that the MPAA “investigator stated that he had been watching two known piracy suspects and observed them enter the movie theater. He also observed them watching and illegally recording an early release feature of Fate of the Furious.”
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