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5-Year Suspended Sentence For S. Africa's First Online Pirate 45

Posted by timothy
from the comparative-justice dept.
An anonymous reader writes "South Africa's first prosecution for online piracy was concluded this morning, with a five-year, wholly suspended sentence handed down to a filesharer who uploaded local movie Four Corners to The Pirate Bay. The man — who lost his job recently — said he's relieved by the verdict, which was the result of a plea bargain. Director Ian Gabriel, who made the film, recently said he was 'philosophical' about piracy."
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5-Year Suspended Sentence For S. Africa's First Online Pirate

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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