Member Of Online Piracy Group Faces 5-Years In Jail

May 26, 2008

Barry Gitarts, a member of the online piracy group Apocalypse Production Crew (APC) faces 5-years in jail for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.Boston (ChattahBox) – Barry Gitarts, a member of the online piracy group Apocalypse Production Crew (APC) faces 5-years in jail for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia handed down the conviction to the 25-year old Gitarts on Thursday. He also faces, beyond the 5-year jail sentence, 3 years probation, full restitution, and a $250,000 fine.

Gitarts was a member of the APC from 2003 to 2004 it is believed, and received payments from the leader of the piracy group for running a server in Texas.

The server allowed users to download and upload all types of pirated music, games, software, and movies. The APC is believed to be one of the big groups out there, responsible for the initial release of a great deal of pirated content which is then distributed by others on the Internet.


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