Columnist Fired 4 Reviewing Downloaded Movie

AceHBK

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As everyone knows, the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was available to download from the internet about 2 weeks ago. The movie isn't due to hit theatres until May 1. Someone (internally of course) leaked out a Workinprint DVD Screener of the movie.

Well a columnist for FoxNews.com downloaded it and did a early review on the moive. He was later fired for it.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10213766-93.html?tag=TOCmoreStories.0
 

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If he had only reported that it was available on the Net as a news item then I think that'd be reasonable. But to "review" an illicitly-gained, half-finished movie does seem inappropriate and worthy of some level of reprimand.
 

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He works for Fox News, which is already pretty pro-corporate rights to begin with, and downloads an illegal copy of a movie from 20th Century Fox. What did he think was going to happen?
 

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Ya I an not surprised at all that he was fired for reviewing a downloaded movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures. I wonder if there was any thought in his head that he would receive such repercussions for it?
 

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He did it to himself. His actions condone downloading illegal movies. That said, Wolverine was an awesomeeeeeeeeee movie. 5 thumbs up.

i can't be fired from here right???
 

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