Kansas City men plead guilty to illegally copying movies

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | 3:03 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Two Kansas City-area men have pleaded guilty to federal copyright infringement charges in unrelated cases for making and selling counterfeit DVDs and CDs.

Robert Henderson of Grandview admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he illegally recorded several movies at a Lee's Summit theater, then offered them for sale. He was caught in July 2008 in the act of recording "The Dark Knight" at the theater.

Prosecutors say Henderson drew attention to himself when he walked into the theater carrying a winter coat in the middle of summer.

Earlier Wednesday Stephen Garrett of Kansas City admitted that he made thousands of illegal copies of movies and music CDs on computers in his basement, then offered them for sale.


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