Metairie Man Charged with Recording Movies in a Local Theater and Criminal Infringement of a Copyright
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DERRICK HOLLOWAY, age 31, of Marrero, was charged in a two-count Bill of Information with unauthorized recording of a motion picture and criminal infringement of a copyright.
According to the Bill of Information, on September 13, 2014, HOLLOWAY used a digital camcorder to record the motion picture When the Game Stands Tall at the AMC Westbank Palace, located in Harvey. The Bill of Information also charges that until December 23, 2014, HOLLOWAY knowingly and willfully, for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain, infringed the copyright of copyrighted works by distributing ten or more copies of the works during a 180-day period, which had a total retail value in excess of $2,500.
If convicted, HOLLOWAY faces a maximum term three years imprisonment as to Count 1 and five years as to Count 2, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Polite reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.