UK man jailed for 3 years for pirating movie

He made £1,000 bootlegging copies of Fast and Furious 6. 134 of the 984 rapists jailed in 2010 in England and Wales were given sentences of four years or less. [via]

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  1. MikeR says:

    Only goes to prove that rapists are being let off too lightly, not that someone profiting from movie piracy got the wrong penalty.

  2. That's one way to look at it. Another may be that the rape victims didn't pay nearly enough to lawmakers to ensure that the perpetrators got heavy sentences.

  3. This guy gets 3 years, and yet Michael Bay is still a free man?

  4. dacree says:

    You guys are burying the lead here. Someone managed to make £1000 selling copies of Fast and Furious 6.

  5. Glitch says:

    Unless, perhaps, those 134 of 984 rapes were merely statistical? A consenting sixteen year old sleeps with eighteen year old, parents find out and call the cops, eighteen year old jailed for several years for a victimless crime, that sort of thing?

    Unfortunately we don't have that information, so it's impossible to know.

    That said, this guy wasn't jailed for pirating, he was jailed for bootlegging. Bootlegging has always been illegal. If you make money off someone selling else's work without their permission, you're a thief. That's never been a topic of debate among even the most rabid piraters.

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