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Movie Pirate Forced to Ditch Linux

Aug 24, 2007, 13:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"A BitTorrent admin convicted of uploading movie files is being forced to ditch Linux if he wants to use his PC.

"Scott McCausland (AKA sk0t), the ex-admin of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker, was sentenced to five months imprisonment after he confessed to uploading copies of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith just before its theatrical release. He was also sentenced to a further five months of home confinement and slapped with a monitoring order after he was convicted of 'conspiracy to commit copyright infringement" and "criminal copyright infringement...'"

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