They caught their man (and his camcorder)

According to Vincenzo Guzzo, executive vice-president of the independent Guzzo cinema chain, it all went down like a scene in an action film. Mr. Guzzo and a team of private security guards caught a man video taping a movie in the theatre. Police were called and a 23-year-old man became the first Canadian to be arrested and charged for illegally recording in a cinema since new legislation came into effect in June.

The arrest, which was the culmination of weeks of private investigation, has already put a huge dent in the city’s normally bustling piracy industry, Mr. Guzzo said: Not a single illegally recorded movie sourced from Montreal has surfaced on the Internet since.

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