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After pleading guilty to charges earlier this year, Gregory Cherwonik, a member of the BitTorrent release group iMAGiNE was yesterday ordered to pay $15,000 to the MPAA and sentenced to 40 months in jail — the longest ever sentence given for a file-sharing offense. The lengthy sentence reflects Cherwonik's "sysop" status in the group, which the authorities said was higher in rank than other members that were handed 23- and 30-month jail terms earlier this month.

The iMAGINE group was prolific until late last year, and was reportedly responsible for 41 percent of all "English-language theatrical audio piracy" between September 2009 and September 2011. An indictment hosted by Wired reveals the group's methods, which included recording camcorder footage in one location while capturing "high-quality" audio in another. Two further members of the group have also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next year.

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At least they are going after the right people...
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40 months for pirating movies ????!!!!!!! idon'twanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg
And someone who robbed a store and wounded someone gets 24 ? , i know a guy who got 36 for killing someone with a car while intoxicated (drunk) , this is absurd !!!
"justice" is for sale apparently
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Yeah I think that the scale of punishment handed down to digital criminals is so unfair. How are you to really prosecute someone for a crime that has no victim (other than the corporations who probably aren't seeing any huge loss of profits anyways). People get less time in prison for manslaughter.
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Just goes to show how pathetic our justice system is.
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Inbe4 life time sentence for digital "crime".
This is so ridiculous, they are trying to make an example to scare people. This is never going to stop. We will, us human, always find a way to escape from the oppressive and abusive rules.
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40 months for pirating movies ????!!!!!!! idon'twanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg
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Just goes to show how pathetic our justice system is.

Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.

I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.


Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.
Edited by jacksknight - 12/1/12 at 3:41pm
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

Punishment doesn't fit the crime in this case.
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

Apart from in the US, where sometimes accepting the "deal" for the guilty plea is better than the alternative smile.gif
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Punishment doesn't fit the crime in this case.

Sure it does...

But guess what, DON'T BREAK THE LAW AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. As long as its within the judges power to assign that much time to that particular crime then it fits perfectly.

The judge has to stay within his legal bounds as well and cant just make up what ever he wants. If its within his power then they got what they deserve.
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Apart from in the US, where sometimes accepting the "deal" for the guilty plea is better than the alternative smile.gif

Thats their own fault again then. You think they would plead guilty if they weren't over something like this? They knew they got caught and they were guilty.

Doesn't look like they got much of a deal with those sentences.
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