Twilight Fan holds a press conference and Summit Entertainment responds

On Monday, the Summit Entertainment identified Daiana Santia as the chief perpetrator among those responsible for illegally distributing material from the 'Breaking Dawn' film.

Earlier today, Santia held a press conference in Posadas, Argentina. She claims that she came across the material “by chance” and did not pirate it.

Summit is now giving a more detailed account of its case.

Read the full text below:

In response to the press conference held in Posadas, Argentina today called by Ms. Daiana Santia and her legal representation, Summit Entertainment would like to provide to media and the online community the following response and details that led to the legal action taken against Ms. Santia.

  • First and most important this is NOT about greed or the Studio wanting to bully a woman from a small town in Argentina – rather, it is about stolen material that is private and sensitive which was obtained by illegally accessing private/secure servers as well as personal email accounts. Ms. Santia’s actions came to light after these materials began appearing on the internet towards the end of March, 2011. Since Summit learned of Ms. Santia’s involvement in late May 2011, Summit has been in contact with Ms. Santia and her representatives with no resolution or further good faith efforts on their part, thus the only alternative left was to pursue legal action to ascertain that Ms. Santia no longer holds the images and video in any shape or form. Prior to said action the studio clearly communicated to Ms. Santia and her representatives that a press release would be distributed naming the actions being taken as well as naming her specifically.
  • Summit’s first meeting with the Santia family occurred on May 31, 2011 at which point the studio was told they would fully cooperate. A subsequent meeting took place on June 8, 2011 with Ms. Santia and her lawyer at which time Ms. Santia confessed to the intrusions. It is also important to note that Ms.Santia is 24 years of age. The family was contacted as a group as the IP address used was registered under a family name.
  • Specifically on June 8, 2011 Ms. Santia confessed in the presence of her attorney that she accessed servers and email accounts via a systematic attack—stealing photographs, unfinished images and video footage over several months. Additionally there is indisputable evidence linking her directly to IP addresses that were used in the unauthorized access. Her actions appear to be premeditated and not done on a whim, but rather using technology and tactics that require thought as well as time and skill. Because Ms. Santia decided that she does not want to cooperate, Summit has been unable to settle this matter privately with Ms. Santia and her representatives in Argentina.
  • Ms. Santia claims to have deleted the stolen materials off her lap top as well as her family’s desktop computer, however both common sense and historically similar cases have proven that a defendant’s word cannot be taken as final. Additionally, Summit must confirm the extent to which Ms. Santia shared the materials with others.
  • When first approached by Summit, Ms. Santia’s representatives indicated their willingness to permit Summit to review the computers. Based on this communication, Summit flew technical experts to Posadas, only to have Ms. Santia renege on their offer after the arrival of these experts. To this day, Ms. Santia has refused to cooperate in giving Summit access to these two computers to verify for itself that the images and footage have in fact been deleted, and to confirm the extent to which files were shared. We do not feel this is an unreasonable request but rather a prudent move to protect the IP and the studio. Additionally the studio has made an offer to have representatives chosen by Ms. Santia present when the computers are searched in order to protect the Ms. Santia’s privacy relating to anything else that is not related to this particular situation as they are of no interest to the studio.
  • Had Ms. Santia cooperated Summit and its representatives would have worked with her to reach a compromise that would not necessarily involve legal action in Argentina and the United States.

If anyone has video or transcripts from the press conference, please share in the comments!

Via GossipCop

Views: 279

Comment by BB Cullen on August 4, 2011 at 7:15pm
All I gotta say is it must suck to be her!! And she must still have the footage/photos or sent them to someone else if she's not letting them check just to make sure!!
Comment by Laylah Cullen on August 4, 2011 at 8:01pm

I posted something earlier about this. It is interesting to have more information. If this woman really is a hacker it is very interesting to see how this works out. What damages might Summit be able to claim?

Comment by Carmen Rohde on August 4, 2011 at 8:52pm
I would venture to guess that the reason why she not cooperating is because there's probably more images and information than gas been leaked out already .
Comment by erin vega on August 4, 2011 at 10:10pm
ah see i was right i was so right. she must be so nervous
Comment by Julie Craft on August 4, 2011 at 10:22pm
Theft is theft, she should be punished. It is the same as knocking off a bank a convenience store or stealing a car. That is the downside of computers today, everything is so accessible...
Comment by Chas on August 4, 2011 at 11:12pm
i want to know what her motivation was well known the legal actions that would be taken if anything was leaked of the film, even the stars were on edge...if she was just curious and on pins and needles as a fan to sneak a peek, why leak it, why not just look, keep it to yourself and move on, i know its still wrong but no one would be hunting you down, what the heck was she gaining by leaking it?!? it makes me think perhaps she still has images, etc. now that people know who to go to for it, could she possibly be offered money for it? thats my only guess....she is straight Cuurrraaazzzy
Comment by JoS on August 5, 2011 at 6:35am

she should be punished by what she did!! i mean she stole from a movie studio and that's just not right its the same like steal a car or something else but in this case its even more serious because its a movie that is very famous and the fact that she's not cooperating means she has more videos or images from the movie.

Comment by Denise on August 5, 2011 at 3:30pm
I agree with Summit.  Prosecution is the only deterrent in these type of cases.
Comment by BB Cullen on August 6, 2011 at 4:30am
Came by it by accident my Ass!!


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