German court convicts, sentences BitTorrent site operator to nearly 4 years

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A German district court in the western city of Aachen has handed down one of the harshest sentences for abetting copyright infringement: three years and 10 months in prison. The 33-year-old alleged operator of the Russian-hosted torrent.to , who was named only as “Jens. R” in court documents, remains under investigation for fraudulent bankruptcy filings and embezzlement. Other than pleading not guilty, Jens R. did not offer a defense in the case and is expected to appeal. Like similar sites, such as the Pirate Bay, the defendant was accused of selling ads against links to torrent files. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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German court convicts, sentences BitTorrent site operator to nearly 4 years

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