The MPAA’s teenage army

The Motion Picture Association of America announced Monday that it will enlist the help of theater employees in its fight against movie piracy by offering a $500 per-pirate bounty to the largely teenage gestapo.

The reward will be based on “several factors,” says the MPAA, including whether or not the suspect was apprehended (are they encouraging these kids to give chase?) and the “timing of the piracy with relation to the movie’s release.” With subjective terms like these, a cynic might wonder if box office revenue might also be a factor in whether a pirate is reward-worthy or not.

Just how does the looting of Spiderman stack up to the plundering of Gigli?

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