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  Children 'caught pirating Potter'
Updated 01 June 2004, 15.42
Oi! Put that camera down! Harry gets angry
Two boys were apparently caught trying to make pirate copies of the new Harry Potter film on the day it came out.

A cinema-goer said staff nabbed two children aged around 10 or 12 as they tried to video Prisoner of Azkaban in a cinema in north London on 31 May.

He said: "It was so obvious, because they were carrying a small suitcase."

A spokeswoman for the cinema said they weren't aware of any incident, but said it was possible the kids hadn't been punished because they were so young.

Meanwhile, some cinemas are employing ushers with special night-vision goggles to spy any potential Potter pirates.

"We've already received positive feedback from cinema-goers when explaining what these are being used for," said a spokesman for Odeon cinemas.

"Staff have also been briefed on patrolling the auditorium to check for any recording equipment and random bag checks may be carried out."

Jail

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) told CBBC Newsround Online that people caught videoing in a cinema could face up to 10 years in jail if it's proved they intended to sell their film.

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