The FBI's Anti-Piracy Warning

Friday, July 26, 2013


For years, Brooke's husband Fred has been pestering her to find out if anyone has received the "5 years in prison and or a $250,000 fine" for violating the FBI's anti-piracy warning you see at the start of DVDs. Brooke talks to the FBI's Financial Crimes Section Chief Angela Byers to see if she can get Fred his answer.


Angela Byers and Fred Kaplan

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [3]

Thatwood B. Telling from The Village

That was just adorable!

Don't forget to remind Fred that he OWES you for that, Brooke. (Well, now that I think of it, perhaps not objecting after being suckered into an interview was his payment.)

Jul. 28 2013 10:00 PM
Kat Lorimor from Phoenix, AZ

Thank you for that sweet story. It was fun to hear a bit of your life and meet your husband Fred. He seems like a very good sport! Thanks too, for all the dogged work that you and Bob do on presenting subjects accurately and fairly. Your show is a highlight of my week!

Jul. 27 2013 02:42 PM
Sredni Vashtar from the Shed Out Back

The pillow-tag thing is an urban legend. The tags say not to be removed under penalty of law EXCEPT BY CONSUMER. You, the buyer, are the consumer. If you wanted to, you could rip the entire pillow, tag and all, to shreds like a bored pet. Do you really think you'd be prosecuted? The warning applies to commercial sellers. Just like the ingredients/nutrition panel on your breakfast cereal box, the tag lists the contents/components of the object its affixed to. Once it's your bed or fainting couch, no one cares whether the tag's still there.

Jul. 27 2013 02:16 AM

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