DOJ Hands Down Sentences In Piracy Crackdown

Law360, New York (May 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The first sentences have been handed down in the government’s ongoing campaign against pre-release music piracy, with three defendants pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.

Derek A. Borchardt was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement; Aaron O. Jones was given six months of home confinement; and George S. Hayes, who had previously pled guilty to copyright infringement in a different case, was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

“Federal law enforcement is dedicated to prosecuting online piracy in...
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