Drugs Overdose: the Best Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ is Dead Added: Thursday, April 8th, 2010
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Gérémi Adam, better known as ‘maVen’, who was sentenced to 9 weeks in jail and was also obliged to a hundred hours of community service, has died supposedly from drug overdose. His partner Cynthia Laporte admitted that Adam began taking morphine in prison, coping with the stress. Seems like his bad habit has finally killed him.
‘maVen’ was a rare group, releasing ‘telesync’ movie copies of such great quality and consistency onto the Internet. It came to an end 4 years ago when ‘camcoder’ Gérémi Adam was arrested for distributing illegal copies of the Hollywood movies “How to Eat Fried Worms” and “Invincible” in the web from his ‘maVen’ account. In 2 years he was taken red-handed again while he was camcording the “Street Kings”. The last case was the third one, coming under the revised Criminal Code. That’s where he has got a prison time last month.
Richard Brouillard, Gérémi Adam’s attorney, had argued for community service, telling the court that Adam had quite a difficult childhood and also mentioning many times at the trial that he didn’t make any profit from his illegal distribution of copyrighted content, as his only purpose for getting into pirate activity was to become an online celebrity. However, the prosecution insisted on a jail time and the court agreed.
Finally, Gérémi Adam served seven days of the sentence. But his partner for 2 years Laporte said that was the time when he began using morphine in his attempts to cope with imprisonment. In the meantime he kept taking prescribed tranquilizers and anti-depressant medications as well.
Cynthia Laporte added his partner continued taking morphine after release and was trying hard to hide this habit. Last week Adam was taken ill. An ambulance was called immediately, but… it was too late already. Gérémi Adam died just before midnight last Sunday, supposedly from drugs overdose.
Cynthia said Adam was always proud to be the best Canadian movie pirate. Putting aside the fact that his activities were illegal, his works were always so impressive, that probably such technical achievements would never be bettered.
They had plans with Laporte – he wanted to move to a duplex and build his offline life. Adam was only 28.
The authorities need 1-2 weeks time to find out the exact cause of his death.
April 8th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
|R.I.P maVen, your work's gonna be missed|
|posted by (2010-04-08 13:03:52)|
|R.I.P. maVen |
will b missed!
|the king is dead r.i.p maVen|
|rest in peace I think his partner should file a law suit saying persecution drove him to drugs|
|posted by (2010-04-08 16:12:18)|
|R.I.P maVen, The punishment went far beyond the crime. Seeing as the courts felt that his crime was so evil that punishment was needed, community service would have been better served for society as a whole. I completely agree with tonymengela @#5, Cynthia should definitely check out her legal options.|
|posted by (2010-04-08 17:06:57)|
|Don't do drugs.|
You will be missed.
|posted by (2010-04-08 19:48:27)|
|The government only exists to keep us enslaved we have corrupt politicians who are scum and only exist to help facilitate the enslavement of the masses|
|posted by (2010-04-08 20:00:51)|
|R.I.P. maVen from the Napster and limewire yrs. May you shine from above, you will be missed by many families maVen|
|posted by (2010-04-08 21:25:04)|
Sad news indeed.
|RIP maVen. When I first began p2p I was a leech on the Mirc and maVen and centropy were the lick. peace..|
|Sorry I never heard of maVen, seems before my time, RIP maVen.|
|posted by (2010-04-09 00:59:12)|
|Only the good die young....such a tragedy....peace maVen!!!!|
|Very sad news! maVen will be missed! Half of my collection came from him! R.I.P. buddy!|
|posted by (2010-04-09 06:18:59)|
|RIP. Our world is turn apart. :(|
|sad to hear...maven is not with us anymore...|
|R.I.P homie !!|
|That's too bad, the maVen name always equaled quality. RIP maVen!!!|
|posted by (2010-04-09 09:19:55)|
|Poor maven feel sorry for him ((Rest in peace)).He was one of our bro's|
|posted by (2010-04-09 09:42:05)|
|Been out here on the grind for a while; Maven was one of the first cats that held it down..Im really sorry to hear that he passed away. Long live the spirit of a hustler.|
|Damn... after all that. R.I.P - Maven, Take the great fight on from beyond the grave.|
|Very Sad, he was|
One Of The Best
|Hey maVen like family man, Miss You.|
|He had to use morphine to cope with 9 weeks in jail? Kinda pathetic really. It's only a lil over 2 months people. Damn. I feel sorry for his family, but if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Sad, sad story.|
|From one Quebecer to another, never heard about his work, like someone stated earlier prob before my time, but by the sound of your fans you were a pirate god. I'm sure you'll be missed RIP Maven|
|holy crap thats messed up|
|May gods light shine upom you!!! R.I.P My friend. Now you may rest easy and walk with no pain and suffering from this cruel world. Heart felt wishes to your family.|
|Don't do Drugs, it's just too high a price to pay, your life is worth way more than your next fix. R.I.P.|
|posted by (2010-04-10 11:58:37)|
|rip man x|
|posted by (2010-04-10 19:36:49)|
|Rest In Peace maVen|
|posted by (2010-04-10 23:45:53)|
|R.I.P. to a great man.|
Just goes to show that jail terms are NOT the answer.
Sadly missed my friend.
|posted by (2010-04-11 00:22:06)|
|R.I.P maVen maybe they show cinema up there? and still continue your great work. |
|posted by (2010-04-11 04:00:05)|
|yep he sure was good R.I.P m8 :(|
|posted by (2010-04-11 09:18:49)|
|Don't do drugs.|
You will be missed.
|posted by (2010-04-11 10:06:10)|
|R I P 28 so sad|
|As all the others said maven was very good he did what he did very well. Sorry to hear that he died he will be missed. Maven also released lots of screeners not only telesync or cams. I remember him from back in the day at some time he was on the run from the authorities. RIP Maven!|
|I'm sorry to read such thing. Another good soul laid to rest in peace. May the good lord welcome him in to heaven.Amen. MUCH LOVE TO THE FAMILY.|
|posted by (2010-04-11 20:40:59)|
|Damn dogg!! u will be missed!!! no wonder y the movies been slakin a little bit.....irreplaceble ..my condolences to his family & kids.|
|posted by (2010-04-12 04:07:45)|
|posted by (2010-04-12 17:36:43)|
|If this doesn't send out a global msg, what will. Drugs illegal - File sharing illegal - which is the lesser of two evils?.....R.I.P. tough break bro.|
|Maven your legend will live on as one the best hardcore elite pirates much love for our fallen brotheren his NAME WAS MAVEN HIS NAME WAS MAVEN HIS NAME WAS MAVEN REST IN PEACE MAVEN PS the only safe drug is pot but with all drugs eventually you got to quit. MAVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!|
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