87 Months in Prison for Copyright Infringement: Fair Sentence or Utter Madness?

TorrentFreak: A man from Baltimore in the United States has just been sentenced to 87 months in prison for infringing copyrights on more than 1,000 software programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OSX and Windows XP. The man, a 32-year-old, could potentially lose his freedom until close to his 40th birthday. Is that fair for willful large scale pirating or have the authorities lost touch with how infringement compares to ‘real’ crimes?

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SnakeCQC2174d ago

and yet the people who wrecked the global economy haven't even spend a day in jail