Five years in jail for a pirate

By Justin Mann on May 23, 2008, 7:08 PM
It's prison for a group of pirates says the U.S. Department of Justice, who picked up several people in what is a series of investigations into organized piracy. One member of the group, Barry Gitarts, is facing five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his part in the group Apocalypse Production Crew, for alleged crimes that took place in 2003 and 2004.

APC is a group known for distributing software early after release, which is the kind of piracy that is most likely to get people in trouble. The RIAA was quick to praise the DoJ in their actions, and of course would love to see the pirate put behind bars. Gitarts has already been found guilty of the accusations, but the exact punishment he awaits remains to be seen.

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