Summit Entertainment is finally successful in its anti-piracy efforts. The studio has identified the alleged culprit, who hacked and allegedly released the images of the highly-anticipated vampire romance film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on the Internet on March 31. It has filed for criminal action against the person.
Summit Entertainment has released the pirate's identity as Daiana Santia of Argentina, who was involved in a group that stole photos, unfinished images and video of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Investigation firm Kroll Inc. and law firm Keats McFarland & Wilson have located Santia and others in the northern Argentina town of Posadas. Civil actions have been filed in the U.S. and Argentina, along with a criminal action in Santia's home country.
The studio has sent out a press release about identifying the alleged culprit in a March hacking incident. It read, “As some of you may know pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage. The film and these images are not yet ready or in their proper context."
The press release further stated, “They were illegally obtained and their early dissemination is deeply upsetting to the actors, the filmmakers and Summit who are working so hard to bring these movies to fruition to you in November 2011 and November 2012. Please, for those who are posting, stop. And please, though the temptation is high, don"t view or pass on these images. Wait for the film in its beautiful, finished entirety to thrill you."