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Old 05-13-2016, 02:27 AM
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Has anyone served time for breaking copywright, or other plagiarism laws?

Or are the problems usually resolved by fines?
 
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:04 PM
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Why are you asking this anyways?

Law's are different in each state in USA.
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Copyright infringement can result in serving time: http://fusion.net/story/5626/man-who...pirated-films/
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I haven't. It's better to save yourself the trouble and just follow the law.
 
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Bet that solely depends on your location. Haven't tried it as well.
 
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There's always a price when cut in an act. If there is a prove of plagiarism. Plagiarism is not defined or punished by law, it is dependent on the publisher.

Plagiarism is not in itself a*crime, but can constitute*copyright infringement. If the site has copyright rule.

Sometimes your site will be brought down depending on the extent in which the copies were made.
 
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I'm sure some have served time in prison over it. Personally me I wouldn't want someone to serve a prison sentence over some plagiarism they did to me.

I don't advocate plagiarism and I really recommend you don't do any of it.

Not worth the risk.
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You wouldn't usually serve time if the infringement isn't severe.

I've been called up on a trademark infringement which i didn't know was in place - i made my case and withdrew the offending content, no fine nor jail time. I hadn't profited from the use of that trademark which may have been my redeeming factor.
 
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