Tuesday September 08, 2015

Ex-Labor Department Employee Admits Bootleg Movie Operation

How in the hell does this guy get two years probation while people that download a couple of movies are getting years in prison, astronomically high fines or both? Thanks to Methadras for the link.

According to court documents, Taylor, 57, used a five-bay DVD burner to copy and then sell pirated movies. Court documents say Taylor began his operation as early as 2008, and he ran the pirating operation during work hours, selling his colleagues pirated DVDs for $4 or $5 each. In 2013 alone, Taylor's last year in the Labor Department, he made more than $19,000 from his pirating scheme, copying and selling 1,268 copies to his colleagues.