If Gilberto Sanchez is the new face of movie piracy, the studios should be worried. He's a 47-year-old motivational speaker from the Bronx who was trying to entertain his three grandkids on the cheap. Now he faces prison time.
Sanchez doens't live in a van down by the river, but close enough: With a job speaking to fellow ex-cons (he served time for drugs), Sanchez lives in a $695 apartment and can't afford family time at the movie theater. So he bought a bootleg Wolverine DVD, he says, from a Korean street dealer and uploaded it to a website he frequents — a full month before the movie came out. The New York Times has his all-too-sympathetic story. No word on whether the feds will come after Roger Friedman next.