Specifically, the group is charged with seeding copies of The Men Who Stare At Goats, Avatar, Clash of the Titans, and others. In some cases, they took advantage of the movie theater’s infrared or FM audio system, usually used by people with hearing impairments. Both systems work by transmitting the audio from the control room to individual headsets equipped with a receiver.
In the indictment, Perkins, 40, is quoted as telling Lambert on the group’s message board in July 2010:
“I called every local cinema to see what they broadcasted in,” adding that “I told them a bs sob story bro…told the manager i had a hearing impaired daughter and she had a phobia about other peoples heads being on there in house equipment so i told them i was going to buy her one, so they would find out and tell me then…”
It appears that the group would often bring their own infrared receivers and would record audio directly from that device. Five days later, Perkins told the group to “wear the IR receiver high around your neck and just put the plugged in recorder in your pocket or somewhere hidden.”