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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UK Man Convicted of "Facilitating" Copyright Infringement, Sentenced To Prison

Anton Vickerman, the owner of a UK media site that directed users to other sites that allowed them to download pirated videos, has been sentenced to four years in prison. The BBC reports that Mr. Vickerman was found guilty of "facilitating" copyrignt infringement through his company, Surfthechannel.com. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) assisted law enforcement in acquiring evidence that led to Mr. Vickerman's conviction. More here from the BBC.

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