Random Thoughts

August 23, 2007

Upload a movie, go to jail . . .

Filed under: Cool Stuff — doctorfeelgood @ 7:25 am

Scott McCausland (sk0t), the ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker isn’t having much luck lately. Back in September 2006, he pleaded guilty to two charges – ‘conspiracy to commit copyright infringement’ and ‘criminal copyright infringement’. Both charges relate to him uploading ‘Star Wars: Episode III’ onto the internet hours before the theatrical release, earning him 5 months in jail and 5 months home confinement.

Yikes.  Don’t mess with the MPAA/government.  Big business doesn’t care about murder, but cost them a sale of a crappy movie and BOOM you are in jail.

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