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May 6th, 2008

New York Piracy Law Smells Fishy Says Pirates

New York Piracy Law Smells Fishy Says Pirates: “

The new law proposes to make the recording of films in a cinema a class A misdemeanor with penalties of up to a year in prison, and a $1,000 fine for a first offender. Repeat offenders would be charged with a felony, and correspondingly higher penalties.

Unusually, however, the bill is unnecessary, as the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 (link) already criminalized this action, with much stronger penalties. The question then seems to be not what the act is about, but WHY?

This is an article from: TorrentFreak

New York Piracy Law Smells Fishy Says Pirates

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