Torrent users sentence 4 years in jail in Russia

Moscow:  A Moscow court has sentenced a married couple for sharing about 30 films and cartoons on a torrent tracker.

Andrey Lopukhov and his wife Nadezhda were found guilty on Wednesday of the charges of copyright infringement “by a group of individuals working in collusion” for illegally distributing the movies online from April 2007 to September 2008, Russian media reported. The investigation stated that the couple was behind sharing the videos on the interfilm.ru and puzkarapuz.ru websites, collaborating with a German-based pirate named Sergey. As of Wednesday, the second site appears to be running with shared content only partly blocked, while the first one’s domain has been taken over and is no longer relevant.

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