TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Man Sent to Prison for Pirating X-Men Film

Let Gilberto Sanchez be an example as to why pirating Hollywood films is a bad, bad idea.

The 49-year-old from the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to a year in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Margaret M. Morrow for pirating an incomplete “workprint” copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Sanchez uploaded the film a month before it hit theaters to MegaUpload.com in March 2009. This wasn’t his first offense with pirating as he had been uploading films for four years, according to the Justice Department.

“The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates,” said United States Attorney AndrĂ© Birotte Jr. “The Justice Department will pursue and prosecute persons who seek to steal the intellectual property of this nation.”

Sponsored Post

Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.