Criminal copyright infringement has landed a Florida man in jail after being sentenced to 23 months in prison.
Javier Ferrer pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
Prosecutors say Ferrer was part of a conspiracy to become the premier group to release copies of new movies on the Internet that were showing in theaters.
Court records say the group used receivers and recording devices to secretly capture audio sound tracks of movies playing in theaters. The group then synchronized the audio files with video files suitable for distribution over the Internet.
Four others pleaded guilty in the case and were given sentences ranging from 23 to 60 months.
Ferrer is from New Port Richey, Fla.
Man sentenced in Norfolk for copyright infringement – The Virginian-Pilot
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