Critic cops to selling screeners to pirates

Triplet, William
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/22/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 58, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that freelance reviewer Paul Sherman has pleaded guilty to selling the 2005 film "The Pacifier" and other screeners to pirates in the U.S. Sherman said that in 1999, he began auctioning DVD screeners that he no longer needed or wanted on eBay. Sherman sold 117 screeners until June 2005. Sherman's activities cause the most damage in terms of copyright infringement.


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