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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Scottish File-Sharer Convicted to 3 Year Probation

Scottish File-Sharer Convicted to 3 Year Probation

Scottish File-Sharer Convicted to 3 Year Probation

Added: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
3 year probation was given to Anne Muir, following her admission of unauthorized distribution of 30,000 copyrighted music files in May.
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About a month ago, the country’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service admitted that 58-year-old Anne Muir had become the first person in Scotland to be convicted for unauthorized file-sharing. Fortunately, her sentence has appeared to be much more lenient than in the similar cases in the United States, where Anne Muir could have faced about $2 billion in damages.

The Scottish nurse has been sentenced to 3 years probation, plus she was ordered to seek for psychiatric counseling for her personality disorder. This court ruling is a far cry from the likes of Missouri-native Jammie Thomas who was ruled to pay the entertainment industry $1.5 million for distributing only 24 songs. If Anne Muir was subject to the US law, she could have been responsible for an astronomical $1.88 billion in damages!

The 58-year-old woman plead guilty to infringing section 107(1)(e) of the country’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for unauthorized distribution of 30,000 copyrighted files altogether worth around $90,000 on the Internet. But that statute in question defines the offense as occurring as a commercial one, while that was not the case. The woman wasn’t a commercial infringer, and it seems that the court came to the same conclusion when delivering such verdict.

The defense lawyer of the 58-year-old nurse has insisted from the very beginning that her client was never trying to profit from peer-to-peer, and that her actions resulted from a mental disorder for which the judge has rightly ordered treatment as a sentence. When the woman was first convicted, her attorney said that she wasn’t in any way trying to distribute on a large scale, but rather had that many illegal files because she was hoarding, which is a symptom of an obsessive personality disorder that Anne Muir suffered from.

Meanwhile, the British Phonographic Industry was happy with the outcome of the case, saying that the court ruling proved that illegal file-sharing on a massive scale was quite a serious matter. They also believe that the decision would help deter such behavior in other people, but it is not quite clear what kind of behavior they mean – people with mental illnesses giving away copyrighted content for free or anything?



By:
SaM
June 2nd,2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Thursday, June 2nd, 2011



Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2011-06-03 03:27:23)
whiskerz87 avatarheres my question if she has a mental illness why was she alowed to work as a nurse?

2
posted by (2011-06-03 05:28:14)
No avatarwhiskerz87---because the scots r mental any how

3
posted by Blocked (2011-06-03 08:07:03)
menahunie avataraye me thinks I need a drink about all this. Hey nurse Ratchet? Bring me a little drink to wet me whistle..

4
posted by (2011-06-03 14:09:46)
Kuntu avatar" Actually, the woman had too many of music files just because she was hoarding, which is a symptom of obsessive personality disorder she suffered from. This disorder caused her to have very low self-esteem, which she fought against by learning new technologies like file-sharing. However, in order to just be allowed into the network, a member had to have some files already, which laid foundation for collection."

Check this for further read:
http://extratorrent.com/article/1289/scottish+file+sharer+claimed+to+infringe+because+of+obsessive+disorder.html

In the end nothing could save her.

5
posted by ET lovermen (2011-06-06 12:12:29)
brods73 avatarthis is the uk as soon as someone has to go to court we blag and say we all got mental illnesses!!! and by the way probation in this country is not even a slap on the wrist



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