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The New York Times reports that when an anti-Wal-Mart documentary, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," opened last night in Manhattan, the movie’s director, Robert Greenwald, accused executives of trying to videotape the movie during the screening.

Rick Jacobs, the chairman of Brave New Films, which is distributing the film, told the NYT that he was considering filing charges against Wal-Mart and the consultant for attempted piracy. "You can't just go in and record a movie," he said. "Wal-Mart should know. They are the largest seller of DVD's in the country."

The executives denied trying to record the film.
KC's View:
It is going to get ugly between Wal-Mart and anti-Wal-Mart forces over the next few months. This is just the beginning.