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Local District Attorneys Sell Their Letterhead & Threats Of Jailtime To Debt Collectors

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We've been quite reasonably bothered by the FBI handing out its seal to copyright holders to falsely imply that mere personal copying is a criminal offense that might get you sent to jail. However, it appears that this handing off of government law enforcement threats to private parties goes much,...
Local District Attorneys Sell Their Letterhead & Threats Of Jailtime To Debt Collectors

DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrest

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As the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's prosecution of Aaron Swartz has continued, apparently a DOJ representative has admitted that part of the reason it insisted on having Swartz plead guilty to a felony and go to jail, no matter what, was that it feared the public backlash for the...
DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrest

Italian Prosecutor Still Wants To Put Google Execs In Jail Because Of A Video Uploaded By Some Kids

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Back in 2008 we were amazed that prosecutors in Italy were seeking to put four Google execs in jail, claiming that they were liable for a video that was uploaded to Google video, showing some kids mocking another child who is autistic. Google even took down the video after being...
Italian Prosecutor Still Wants To Put Google Execs In Jail Because Of A Video Uploaded By Some Kids

Two men from indicted BitTorrent group imprisoned for movie piracy

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On Friday, two men were sentenced to jail and fined after pleading guilty to several counts of copyright infringement. Willie Lambert, 57, and Sean Lovelady, 27, were part of a larger group called IMAGiNE, whose members recorded movies in theaters and then uploaded those recordings to BitTorrent. IMAGiNE had a reputation...
Two men from indicted BitTorrent group imprisoned for movie piracy

This iPad Hacker Just Got 41 Months Of Jail Time

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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, the hacker who notoriously released hundreds of thousands of iPad owners' email addresses in an effort to call out AT&T's lax security, has been sentenced to three years and five months of jailtime, to be followed with three years of supervised release. We've previously reported on Auernheimer's...
This iPad Hacker Just Got 41 Months Of Jail Time

Prosecutors May Have Wanted Aaron Swartz In Jail 'To Justify Arresting Him In The First Place'

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After digital activist Aaron Swartz's suicide last month, tens of thousands of people criticized federal prosecutors who demanded that Swartz plead guilty to 13 felonies and serve jail time for illegally downloading academic papers. Swartz was arrested in January 2011 after he downloaded millions of academic papers from the nonprofit...
Prosecutors May Have Wanted Aaron Swartz In Jail 'To Justify Arresting Him In The First Place'

Prenda Lawyer Hires His Own Lawyer, Tries To Tapdance His Way Out Of A Jail Sentence By Throwing Prenda Under The Bus

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A few weeks ago, we noted that not only did Judge Otis Wright not buy Prenda Law's Brett Gibbs' ridiculous claims concerning the mysterious Alan Cooper, but that Gibbs was facing sanctions, including the possibility of jailtime for his actions in the case. Gibbs did the smart thing and found...
Prenda Lawyer Hires His Own Lawyer, Tries To Tapdance His Way Out Of A Jail Sentence By Throwing Prenda Under The Bus
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