- Posted by Johanna on May 19, 2006 at 7:30 pm
- Category: Comic News
KC’s at the Motor City Comic Con in Detroit this weekend helping a retailer friend. He just called to tell me how the day went, reporting that “all the energy had been sucked out of the room.”
I asked why, and he replied, “Because the MPAA is here with about 50 cops, and 25 booths have been shut down. If people get belligerent, they’re taken out in handcuffs. If they don’t, they’re still taken to the police station, photographed, and fingerprinted.”
I guess that rumored bootleg crackdown is happening. I’m really glad that KC and friend are just selling manga and old comics.
Update: Mark Evanier goes into more detail about the types of pirated material and the rationales of some of those who bootleg it.