German court convicts, sentences BitTorrent site operator to nearly 4 years

A German district court in the western city of Aachen has handed down one of the harshest sentences for abetting copyright infringement: three years and 10 months in prison.The 33-year-old alleged operator of the Russian-hosted torrent.to, who was named only as “Jens. R” in court documents, remains under investigation for fraudulent bankruptcy filings and embezzlement. Other than pleading not guilty, Jens R. did not offer a defense in the case and is expected to appeal.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/german-court-convicts-sentences-bittorrent-site-operator-to-nearly-4-years/Also see:Operator of German file-sharing site sentenced to almost four years in prison [IDG]
A 33-year-old man was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison by a German court for running the torrent site torrent.to between December 2005 and April 2008.He was sentenced by the local court of Aachen on April 30 for the commercial and unauthorized exploitation of copyrighted works, said the German Society for the Prosecution of Copyright Infringement (GVU) in a news release published on Monday.
www.pcworld.com/article/2038057/operator-of-german-filesharing-site-sentenced-to-almost-four-years-in-prison.html

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