Fox Boycotting Canada Releases

20th Century Fox is threatening to the delay the theatrical release of its movies in Canada in a bid to stamp out illegal camcording of its product in Montreal cinemas and elsewhere says The Hollywood Reporter.

As a remedy Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution at Fox, said the studio is considering withholding its movies from cinemas in which a camcorder has been used to produce pirated DVDs.

Failing that, Fox will delay the release of its movies in Canadian cinemas to stop the theft of its product by increasingly emboldened movie pirates.