Saturday, August 6, 2011

Today’s Video: Hacker or victim?

Is a film production company acting responsibly against an alleged hacker or unfairly harassing and bullying an innocent movie fan? That is the question that has yet to be resolved in the case of Daiana Santia, a 24-year-old Argentinian fan of the "Twilight" movie series.

On Monday, Summit Entertainment filed a lawsuit that accused Santia of illegally downloading and distributing via social networks several images from the yet-to-be released installment of the "Twilight" series. Santia subsequently called a news conference on Thursday (as you can see in the video below) where she denied allegations that she hacked into Summit's servers. "I couldn't do it again even if I wanted to. You enter by navigating, entering by different links. I only saw it, I didn't distribute it like they say," said Santia.

The attorney for the 24-year-old economics student also alleged that Summit tried to confiscate her computer "in a bad manner."

Summit issued a press release hours after Santia spoke to reporters from her hometown of Posadas. The company denied "bullying" her and instead insisted that "it is about stolen material that is private and sensitive which was obtained by illegally accessing private/secure servers as well as personal email accounts."

Several actors from the highly-profitable "Twilight" films have spoken out on the issue and unsuprisingly haven't bit the hand that's fed them:
(Robert) Pattinson and the other Twilight stars have expressed their annoyance at the leak, with R-Patz telling MTV: 'I want the Twilight troops to mobilise, all the good fans, and find out who these little sh**s are and just hack into their computers and destroy them. ... I'm being genuinely serious.'
It remains to be seen if Summit releases other names in their lawsuit. In short, a dramatic situation could get very ugly very soon.

Online Sources -, Entertainment Weekly, CTV News,
Video Source - diariopais24 via YouTube

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