CD Pirate Sentenced to 15 YearsAdded: Friday, November 16th, 2012
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The Recording Industry Association of America is happy to announce that an alleged content pirate was recently sentenced to 15 years in jail. A sting operation saw the individual selling 6 copyrighted CDs to an undercover agent.
Patrick Lashun King, 37, was lured into selling 5 films and 1 music CD to an undercover agent from the Attorney General’s Intellectual Property Theft Task Force. After the police searched his house, they found equipment for copying and over 10,000 pirated CDs, as well as weapons, though is unclear if those were legal or not. Besides, it is also unclear what King was going to do with the pirated disks.
Nine years ago, the individual in question had been found guilty for selling on copyrighted content and was sentenced to serving a year under house arrest. Now Copiah County Circuit Court ruled that King would serve 15 years and a further three on supervised release.
According to executive VP of anti-piracy at the Recording Industry Association of America, the term showed that the entertainment industry still had some muscles to flex. The music industry claimed that this sentencing showed that theft of intellectual property is considered a serious crime in the state and also stresses the fact that people engaging in such activities were often serial criminals who regarded IP theft as the most convenient and profitable way they could steal copyright content. The music industry thanked the Attorney General for his leadership in “IP enforcement”.
In the meanwhile, another man, Antwun Sharell Jones, was sentenced to two years for selling single copyrighted movie. Now amazing statistics comes: a local teacher was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual battery of his former student; a former officer received 5 years sentence after pleading guilty to 5 counts of child exploitation; a woman of 22, alleged of gun trafficking, has also been told she has to serve 15 years in jail.
November 16th,2012Posted by:
Friday, November 16th, 2012
|thanks for the read. Doesnt make sense the laws of the land. Pirates get hit far too hard whereas other offences which are much worse get off lightly, somethings not right with the justice system.|
Cheers SaM maha!!
|posted by (2012-11-16 15:12:40)|
|DAMN 15 yrs for 6 cds,, wonder if they wwer ""EXLUSIVE"" releases? rofl|
|And what do the people who caused the 2008 crash get? Jobs at the White house!?|
|if only India had laws and enforcements of the laws like this.....|
|this is complete;y screwed i needed to close the browser and come back make sure i read that correctly i didnt know this carried more than vehicular manslaughter wow|
|posted by (2012-11-16 17:42:34)|
|Two years for a selling a single movie?? 15 years for 6 CD's???? Are you f'in kidding me?!?! That's fantastic. Can you imagine that guy in prison? A group of convicts sitting in a holding cell... "So what ya all in fo'?" "Murder... bitch cheated on me.. Got 5 years since it was a crime of passion... you?" "Grand theft auto... had a run of 30 cars before I got busted on a bait car.. Judge sent me down for 6 months for that crap.. you believe that? Hey, you, skinny guy.. what you in for?" "Uhh... Sold a pirated DVD.. Got 2 years for it.. and my bro here.. he got 15 years..." "Damn man! What'd yo do!!" "...sold pirated CD's.. SIX of 'em..." "Guys, these bitches be lying to us.. Let's beat the crap out of them!"|
|Well maybe not 15 years,thats way over the top,but the guy did kinda deserve jailtime. If you download for personal use then fair enough,but this guy was downloading and then selling it for financial gain,thats when we cross the line from scrounging movies and music because we´re too poor,to illegally selling other peoples property as our own,thats low even for some standards. Get a real job...|
|I hope it wasnt over some wack artists haha|
|posted by (2012-11-16 18:11:09)|
|Good he deserves it, thats what you get for trying to put more copies of justin bieber out there|
|posted by (2012-11-16 19:13:22)|
|Here you can see how ridicules the system is. 15 years for some movies and music copys.|
He could bether rape and murder the neighbour and be back home for supper^^
|I can still remember when it was laws and courts and such making and enforcing the law.. Not "The Entertainment Industry"|
|I cannt belive what ive read. if the goverment keeps messing with the pirate/hacker community they will have a serious digital war & the goverment wont win. For every 1 of they bring down 2 more take his/her place. (We are strong in force) & as they are seeing we arent afraid to use it. HACK THE PLANET|
|posted by (2012-11-16 19:43:22)|
|Shoot someone in the head 12 years copy a few discs 15 years whats wrong with this strange country|
|sicko paedophiles who are in a position of trust get caught and get 5 years,someone pirates a few cd`s/dvd`s and gets 15 years something not right in the justice department,the time served should reflect the severity of the crime is this saying murder ,rape,paedophilia are all lesser crimes than copying a few discs.It reflects on the state of the nation as a whole when the worst criminals are those that do the least to harm society,waiting for some unfortunate to get caught stealing a loaf of bread and getting a life sentence for being hungry.|
|posted by (2012-11-16 21:45:40)|
|@ 13 - BCAD61. I assume u live in USA? Your country is governed by Natzis and money ( banks ). I live in Finland and i'm sad to say, we are coming right behind you what|
comes to the laws. Finland is totally owned by EU and USA and we have 1 political prisoner, allthough it is against our constitutional law. We have not yet internet censorship like u or some other countries, but i think it's only mather of time when we will see it here in Finland too, hopefully not. If i remember correctly, here in Finland we have only 1 conviction of piracy and in that case the accused got only fines and he sold/seeded thousands of music and videos. The fine was about 100 000 dollars. And this occured about 10 years ago.
|posted by (2012-11-16 21:55:29)|
|Happy BirthDay ET.|
|it just shows how fcked up the system is and it wouldn't surprise me if the judge was paid off.also it wouldn't surprise me if all these judges are paedos as they give out crap sentences where as they should be strung up by their balls.|
|this ever happens to me - I'm killin someone. I don't care who - hopefully it'll get my sentence reduced|
|Way to much time for that crime! But I must say I`m a pirate but I have never sold anything that I have DL! But 15 years for this ? Tells you who, makes our laws!|
|its utter bullshit,bullshit names and bullshit sentence's its there to make you stop downloading and believe thats how long you'll get in prison to make you think twice its all crap.|
|posted by (2012-11-17 01:43:29)|
|doesn't anybody realize it ain't we the people in this country anymore|
it's we the corporations. They own the government they're allowed to poison us with their food and put us in jail, take all our money our homes and we have no say unless they say so until we the people do some thing about taking our country back
|posted by (2012-11-17 01:49:55)|
|I agree with spacedocker, sounds like a scare tactic. unless hes been a repeat offender for a ridiculous amount of times theres no way they could make those charges stick.|
|....and they found some weapons too...LOL, now THAT seals the deal then, he MUST BE a true criminal..., as if you would not find at least 1 handgun, a rifle and several knives in ANY house or apartment you'd walk into in the US...ROFL!! And by the way, can you imagine how much it costs (yes YOU, the US TAXPAYER, including those in the entertainment industry) to keep this little fish in jail vs. some miserably bucks lost on 15 movies copied for some other poor dude with little or no money? F%&* the entertainment industry, they make enough profits and live in their fat houses and drive their fat cars! As long as there is unfair distribution of wealth in this world, people will ALWAYS find a way to make and find more breadcrumbs to ease the life down below. I think we should really call that dude a martyr instead of a criminal if you think of it...Keep rocking on ET, THIS is what FREEDOM and LIBERTY and EQUALITY is truly all about!! Now let's put on a green suit, grow a beard and smoke cigars, VIVA LA REVOLUCION!|
|posted by (2012-11-17 03:35:17)|
|@mini_super_nova, I agree with you there. Well said.|
|so you mean to tell me i can be a teacher and sexually batter 3 of my students and get a lesser sentence? hmmmm..... tempting|
|People do less time for MURDER.. this is amazingly disproportionate.|
|posted by (2012-11-17 08:19:45)|
|Thanx for the article Sam, this is just sickening. I hope his lawyers get this sentence reduced dramatically.|
|He probably got 15 years for the weapons. Who buys cds and films anymore, copied or otherwise? Just get them on here for freeeeeeeeeeeeeee.|
|posted by (2012-11-17 13:51:18)|
|Wow,that sentence is harsh.I live in the uk,the laws here are messed up to,a rapist and a peodo get less than a drug dealer or armed robber and if you are a tax evader,god help ya,thats worse than murder her lol.Anyway the way i see it if wasnt so expensive to go to the cinema or to buy dvds these days,especially if you got kids people wouldnt buy pirates,the entertainent industry only has itself to blame for being so greedy.thank god for this site,keep it up!|
|posted by (2012-11-17 14:08:57)|
|Amazing. Well he did have 11,000 pirated dvds-cds , and certainly was not keeping them for his library. Plus weapons looks like he was asking for trouble.|
Its sad that for guys like that we honest pirates have to suffer. Good he got that sentence and I hope it serves as an example to others not to try to make money from piracy.
|posted by (2012-11-17 15:52:30)|
|Tempting is the so called use and deployment of the so called Orange Whip.|
Capital Punishment in China is real, and so is the punishment.
We all know the law - it is also bound like our father in Heaven. So what is more eye-popping than that !?
When you realise ? As you were, M.P. and serve as denied.
|well lets see if this is a pattern if so than we should worry , now normally i dont give in to ows type attitude but who ever said the its not we the people is right i agree some where the mass allowed this country to be ripped from us or we turned a blind eye being spoiled brats of the world im not hating on my own country i was born raised and served for this country but yet i see that for some time we saw flashes of our future being sold on the news i remember the fed saying we dont know where 9 trillion dollars is also in 2001 rumsfeld stating they lost 3 trillion add that plus all the big biz bailouts you got what we have today. our recent election showed money bought this election lobbying super packs etc not who represented the people as our leader to the right direction yes maybe the supposed greater evil was not voted in but look what we did do its like having a choice of two pieces of crap to eat hmm well its embarrassing really is we allowed this but im not sure if we even can get it back at this point without some drastic change between policy making and the people who are the lifeblood of all our respective countries . this here 15 years for cds is proof again big biz controls even the us judicial system we've known this for sometime|
|It's real for those doubters.... |
|Here in atlanta, the indian run stores have bootleg cd dvd n pornos in glass cases on display, stating that you aren't purchasing the content on the cd/dvd you are purchasing the artwork and the case the cd/dvd are in. It's so funny the justification people use to sell something illegal.|
|posted by (2012-11-18 02:10:10)|
|So, let me get this strait, if he backed out last second but then sexually assaulted the undercover he could have gotten only 5 years? Someone needs to fix these laws already!|
|It's rediculous i agree, but he won't serve out 15yrs.|
15yrs would of been the maximum sentence carried out, if he's a good boy and shows remorse they'll let him out in 5yrs or less with a suspended sentence.
Selling them is different then personal collection, he deserves a jail sentence but it does seem a bit harsh, most people who get caught shoplifting, burgulary 20times get 1/10th of what he got lol.
|Sharing a file is not a crime, I lend my lawn mower to my neighbor. No big deal.|
If he sells it, its selling stolen property, and receiving stolen property. 2 crimes.
sharing for freedom, and progression of the industry is one thing, profiting from it?
You just sold stolen property....... and they'll work the buyer, to get the seller.
There's little difference between this and the drug trade. They bust the buyer, cop a deal for the supplier ..... Christ !! Its the 80's all over and the files are the cocaine !!
|posted by (2012-11-18 16:34:02)|
|Pretty much agree with most here. He seemed geared to mass piracy but for selling (which is really pushing his luck) a handful of copyrighted discs the preliminary jail time is just crazy. Just as a personal demonstration I torrented stuff y'day I wasn't even that interested in.|
|THE POINT IS SOLD!!!|
MAKE A TRADEMARK THEN REGISTER IT WITH YOUR STAE!
ONCE YOU BEGIN SELLING MULTI MEDIA ON CD'S & DVD'S.
HAVE THE DVD'D & CD'S CARRY YOUR TRADEMARK! MEANWHILE WHEN THE MPAA OR RIAA COME AROUND SUE THIER ASS!!!
THIER IS NO WAY A JUDGE OR JURY COULD CONVICT USING YOUR OWN TRADEMARK YOU NEVER CONFUSE THE PIBLIC AS TO THE PRODUCT IS A COPY OF ANOTHER PARTY .
AS TO HOW YOU OBTAINED THE MEDIA THAT RIGHT IS PROTECTED UNDER TRADE SECERETS!
THE POINT IS STAY OUT THE MOVIE THEATERS WITH CAM RECORDERS & NO HARM NO FOUL!
THE GOVERMENT KNOWS THE LAW & UNDER TREADEMARK LAWS IF YOUR USING YOUR OWN TRADEMARK YOU ARE NOT SELLING COPYRIGHTED CD'S OR DVD'S!
PROVIDED THE STUIDO TRADEMARK CANT BE FOUND ANYWHERE ON YOUR PRODUCT!
NOTHING A LITTLE AUDIO & VIDEO EDITING CANT DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|The Intellectual Property Theft Task Force was established with the aid of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute sales of counterfeit goods in Mississippi. Attorney General Hood is a national leader in this area, serving as the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General. The Committee functions as a national information clearinghouse on intellectual property crime enforcement, legislation and training.|
The case was investigated by Lee McDivitt, Richie McCluskey, Angela Williams, Bo Luckey, Shannon Beaver, and Duncan Foster of the Attorney General’s office, in cooperation with the Hazlehurst Police Department. Assistant Chief Darian Murray and Investigator Al Farrish of the Hazlehurst P.D. participated in the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Patrick Beasley and Alexander Kassoff.
DONT FORGET TO THANK
Patrick Lashun King, 37, FOR SERVING 15YEARS TOO JUSTIFY THE GRANT THE STATE OF MS RECIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE!
|What a Damned Shame. I can do less time if I kill and cut up a live body.|
|posted by (2012-11-20 09:00:23)|
|The "Bankers" Have Overtaken Us All... 'Nuff said. Thanks for sharing.|
|posted by (2012-11-21 05:52:22)|
|MEOWS AND POOPS ON THE CD'S!!!!! take that recording industry association:)||
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