U.S. Wins First Criminal File-Sharing Verdict

For the first time ever, the federal government has successfully won a jury verdict against someone accused of illegally downloading music, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. A jury in Alexandria, Va, found Barry Gitarts, 25, allegedly a member of Internet music piracy group, Apocalypse Production Crew, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

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