Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday November 30, 2012

BitTorrent Piracy Group Leader Jailed

Is illegal file sharing really worth doing more than three years in prison, followed by three years probation and a $15,000 fine?

Following a tip from the MPAA the feds arrested four members of the prominent BitTorrent release group IMAGiNE in 2011. All pleaded guilty earlier this year and yesterday one of the group’s leaders was sentenced to a 40 month prison term, the largest file-sharing punishment in U.S. history. A fifth member of the IMAGiNE group, not included in the indictment, pleaded guilty on the same day and will be sentenced next year.