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    Pirate faces up to five years.

    Post by myke on Sun May 25, 2008 9:20 am

    looks like its still on the go, its america's turn this time..........
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    A sad news came today from US Department of Justice: A member of an online piracy group has been convicted of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and faces up to five years in prison. Barry Gitarts, 25, of Brooklyn, New York, was convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition to up to five years in prison, Gitarts could face a fine of US$250,000, three years of probation and a requirement that he make full restitution, the DOJ said. Gitarts was a key member of the Internet music piracy group Apocalypse Production Crew (APC) from at least June 2003 through April 2004, the DOJ said. Gitarts paid for and administered a computer server located in Texas that APC group members used to upload and download hundreds of thousands of copies of pirated music, movies, software and video games.
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    Gitarts also received payment from the leader of APC, the DOJ said. APC was a “first-provider” or “release group” of unauthorized materials online, the agency said. Release groups are the original sources for a majority of the pirated works downloaded through the Internet, the DOJ said. “Music piracy is stealing and, unless you want to end up in a federal prison, don’t do it,” Chuck Rosenberg, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) praised federal authorities for bringing the case to trial. The Gitarts case was the first time a federal prosecution of an online criminal copyright infringement case primarily featuring music has gone to trial, the RIAA said. The Gitarts case is part of an ongoing federal investigation into the organized piracy groups responsible for the distribution of movies, software, games and music on the Internet. There have been 15 criminal convictions of APC members and 56 total convictions in Operation FastLink, an international investigation into Internet piracy.
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    Post by Bretteo on Sun May 25, 2008 10:49 pm

    Dang thats sucks Sad less free stuff out there now Laughing


    Well that must really suck for the guys who got busted

    Nice work MD
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    Post by myke on Mon May 26, 2008 9:17 am

    yeh the men in suits are still going after certain website, one by one there hitting them really hard.
    some more of the fileshare websites will just close down or re-arrange the rules for sharing rather than get the hassle.
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