Thursday January 03, 2013

Movie Piracy Group Leader Gets 5 Years

A group of pirates famous for being the first to release new movies to the internet is now famous for getting the most prison time.

The former leader of a now-defunct online movie piracy group has been handed a record-breaking prison sentence in the United States today. Jeramiah Perkins was described as the sysop of the BitTorrent release group IMAGiNE, a group that was busted by the FBI in 2011 following an MPAA investigation. Perkins will now serve five years in a federal prison, the longest sentence ever handed out in a case of this type.

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