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The RIAA has welcomed a mind-boggling jail sentence handed to a man who sold pirated movies and music. The 37-year-old man pleaded guilty to six felony counts of selling counterfeit media after he sold five movies and one music CD to an undercover investigator without the permission of copyright holders. As a result he will go to jail in Mississippi for 15 years to be followed by three years of supervised release.

As a general rule we tend to cover digital piracy issues here on TorrentFreak, but every now and again a copyright-related story appears in the physical realm that makes us sit up and listen.

The news comes from the United States and involves Patrick Lashun King, a man who was involved in the selling of counterfeit movies and music.

According to police, King was arrested at his business in Hazlehurst after an undercover reporter from the Attorney General

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lol

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"At this point we should mention that 17 years ago King was sentenced to five years for assaulting a police officer and in 2003 he did serve a year under house arrest for CD piracy."

Always more to the story. :rolleyes:

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Pirating for ones own use is one thing, but trying to profit off it (as this guy did) is something entirely different.

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So let's take a look at this -

Sell state secrets to hostile government - get promoted.

Fail to protect American Personnel and Embssay - too busy to answer why she failed, need to be visiting friends, next will run for President in 2016

Murder two people - 10 years

The sentence should have been at the most 6 months county jail , $250,000 fine.

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"At this point we should mention that 17 years ago King was sentenced to five years for assaulting a police officer and in 2003 he did serve a year under house arrest for CD piracy."

Always more to the story. :rolleyes:

15 years is still too much when an a** like this guy gets off the hook so easily.

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this is a repeat offender, they always get harsher sentences... stop trying to make something larger out of something that isn't that large

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this is a repeat offender, they always get harsher sentences... stop trying to make something larger out of something that isn't that large

F*** this.

15 years is too much no matter if you've been caught before.

There are harsher crimes getting you much less.

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F*** this.

15 years is too much no matter if you've been caught before.

There are harsher crimes getting you much less.

Glassed Silver:mac

No in this case he was making money off of stuff he didn't own and he also proved that he didn't learn his lesson and for those two reasons alone 15 is good enough.

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this is a repeat offender, they always get harsher sentences... stop trying to make something larger out of something that isn't that large

For perspective, this guy got SEVENTY FIVE percent of the sentence that Anders Behring Breivik received for killing 77 people in Norway last year.

The punishment don't fit the crime :/

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Is the RIAA owned or governed by the Zionists?

The sentence is excessive, BTW.

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15 years? bloody buggering hell :/ it speaks to the level of corporatist brainwashing in America that some people would condone such a ridiculous sentence.

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Delusioned people thinking that a 15 year sentence is a decent amount for burning and selling a few movies.....

I hope if a cop see's any of you spit on the ground, you get jailed for 1 year... because that is basically how stupid this is.

Drug dealers, murderers, rapist, and worst have received lighter sentences than this.

But, you can tell how bad this country is getting, when people will agree with this kind of ruling. Total lack of compassion for humanity and life.

And the whole " he did it before " speil isn't worth takign 15 years away from someone's life. He didn't harm anyone in his recent actions, other than some wealthy C.E.O's... of course, in America, that is the worst type of crime... Crime against a rich white man by a poor man.

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Delusioned people thinking that a 15 year sentence is a decent amount for burning and selling a few movies.....

I hope if a cop see's any of you spit on the ground, you get jailed for 1 year... because that is basically how stupid this is.

Drug dealers, murderers, rapist, and worst have received lighter sentences than this.

But, you can tell how bad this country is getting, when people will agree with this kind of ruling. Total lack of compassion for humanity and life.

And the whole " he did it before " speil isn't worth takign 15 years away from someone's life. He didn't harm anyone in his recent actions, other than some wealthy C.E.O's... of course, in America, that is the worst type of crime... Crime against a rich white man by a poor man.

bleh.jpg

Logic... pfft

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For perspective, this guy got SEVENTY FIVE percent of the sentence that Anders Behring Breivik received for killing 77 people in Norway last year.

The punishment don't fit the crime :/

and there are a lot of people that feel that guy didn't get enough time for kiling that many people... it's a two way street... the fact is this guy was caught multiple times, he had his chance at change with much smaller sentances... teh more you show you aren't changing the harsher they get with you

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Delusioned people thinking that a 15 year sentence is a decent amount for burning and selling a few movies.....

I hope if a cop see's any of you spit on the ground, you get jailed for 1 year... because that is basically how stupid this is.

Drug dealers, murderers, rapist, and worst have received lighter sentences than this.

But, you can tell how bad this country is getting, when people will agree with this kind of ruling. Total lack of compassion for humanity and life.

And the whole " he did it before " speil isn't worth takign 15 years away from someone's life. He didn't harm anyone in his recent actions, other than some wealthy C.E.O's... of course, in America, that is the worst type of crime... Crime against a rich white man by a poor man.

I wouldn't say the punishment fits the crime but I do say the crime deserves a punishment. People steal because they get away with it.

That's about all I can add.

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The (Un)-United Capitalist States of America ~ Where man slaughter isn't a serious a crime as selling pirated material.

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A person should only go to prison when they are a menace to society. This man is not. He should pay for his crimes, but it should be in a way that totally fits the crime.

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Moved to Back Page News.

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What a waste of tax payers money to protect the RIAA or MPAA.Maybe if it didnt cost 12 bux for a movie ,people wouldnt pirate the crap.

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I wouldn't say the punishment fits the crime but I do say the crime deserves a punishment. People steal because they get away with it.

That's about all I can add.

It sure does deserve a punishment, but nothing that restricts his life as such. Fine him, probation, but not jail. That only cost the tax payers more money. And digital stealing should not warrant jail time, unless it's somehow ruining a livelihood of some sort.

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For perspective, this guy got SEVENTY FIVE percent of the sentence that Anders Behring Breivik received for killing 77 people in Norway last year.

The punishment don't fit the crime :/

All that means is that Norway is a wussy state that doesn't believe in giving that idiot the sentence he deserves, death.

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It sure does deserve a punishment, but nothing that restricts his life as such. Fine him, probation, but not jail. That only cost the tax payers more money. And digital stealing should not warrant jail time, unless it's somehow ruining a livelihood of some sort.

Fines aren't a deterrant for repeat offenders. And he's selling it, not just stealing.

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Nice.. I can kill someone and get less time than that. lmao!!

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I guess the new rule is to NOT sell your copies of those 1s and 0s...

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