Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Street vendor is Argentina's first DVD convict

Two local papers -- Clarin and InfoBAE -- have carried reports that an unnamed seller of pirated DVDs, who was arrested in Argentina in May 2005 while selling 239 pirate discs in the street, has at last been sentenced the man to spend ten months in prison. The custodial sentence is explained by reference to him having earlier convictions (though not, it appears, for IP-related offences) [source: Fernando Cassia, The Inquirer]

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