In one corner, a major Hollywood studio responsible for one of the most successful film franchises of the past decade, Twilight. In the other, an unfortunate fan from a small town in Argentina for whom a simple foray on to the internet landed her at the centre of a major hacking enquiry.
Argentinian student denies accessing private server and distributing images from the final instalment in the Twilight saga, as Hollywood studio takes legal action
Producers of the unfinished film “Breaking Dawn” deny they’re bullying an Argentine fan who posted scenes from the vampire movie on the Internet.
Summit Entertainment is suing Daiana Santa in a U.S. federal court and alleging she stole images from the latest installment of the “Twilight” series. Santia says she stumbled onto them while surfing online and denies distributing them.
Summit responded to her denial in a news release saying Santia earlier acknowledged making a systematic attack on the company’s servers and email accounts over several months.
The 24-year-old student has accused Summit of trying to seize her computers. The company says it needs to inspect them to see if the stolen images were shared and if they have been erased.
The final instalment in the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn is split into two parts. The first is due to debut in November, with the second following a year later.