Mad Buddies pirate arrested

2012-06-22 14:55
Johannesburg - A man has been caught red-handed trying to film the new Leon Schuster movie Mad Buddies  off the big screen using a camcorder, at the debut screening of the film at the Maponya Mall Ster-Kinekor in Soweto.

A pirate syndicate in Johannesburg tried to sell fake Mad Buddies pirated DVDs to unsuspecting shoppers earlier this week. It is thought that the arrested man works for this syndicate.

He will appear in the Commercial Crime Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

This is not the first time someone has tried to illegally film Mad Buddies since its release on Friday.

Another suspect, spotted at Bedford Centre in Johannesburg, was approached by cinema staff but managed to escape.

Becoming a reality in SA

Recording films in cinemas is fast becoming a reality in South Africa.

Corne Guldenpfennig of South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT) has insisted on increased security at cinemas countrywide in an attempt to prevent pirate copies of Mad Buddies  being sold prior to the legal release of the film on DVD.

SAFACT encourages the public to report any incidents of suspicious activity in a cinema to staff members immediately.

Mad Buddies
opened in cinemas around the country on 22 June.


  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-06-22 15:37

    I would love to meet somebody that would be willing to download a cam version of this tripe. hahaha!!

  • john.m.mcdowall - 2012-06-23 13:35

    As long as he was only arrested for insanity as, anyone who would wish to record Schuster's crap is insane.

  • elekanyani.mauba - 2012-06-25 12:35

    @john.m, i watched this movie @ the cinema and i really enjoyed it. what do you mean by crap?

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