- Making bootlegged copies of copyrighted movies available online for other folks to download and stream is a crime: copyright infringement
- The Motion Picture Association of America and other associations, artists and content owners spend time and money tracking down folks who are infringing their copyright
- Comments posted to an online forum acknowledging copyright infringement can be incriminating (despite a gleeful or playful tone).
According to a recent article in the NY Times, one of the founders of NinjaVideo served 16 months in prison for conspiracy and criminal copyright infringement. For more details on the NinjaVideo story, see the NY Times Article titled, “The Unrepentant Bootlegger” by Jenna Wortham on 9/28/14.
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.