The Man Who Leaked “Wolverine”

By Deane Barker on January 13, 2010

The Story of Gilberto Sanchez, the Man Who Leaked ‘Wolverine’ : The story of the guy who leaked Wolverine online.

Mr. Sanchez likes movies as much as the next guy, but detests the cost of taking the brood to the theater. He said that he bought a bootleg copy of “Wolverine” on the street and posted a copy on the sharing site megaupload.com for the cachet.

Eight months later, on Dec. 16, Mr. Sanchez was awakened by a knock at 6 a.m., and opened the door to F.B.I. agents, who placed him under arrest. He was charged with violation of copyright law, arraigned in federal court in Manhattan and allowed to return home. He faces the possibility of prison time, maybe in California, where his indictment originated

According to him, he purchased a bootleg copy form a Korean guy on the street, so he wasn’t the first one to distribute it, just the first one to do it online.

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