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Movie Pirate Forced to Ditch Linux

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

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"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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