Wednesday, 5 November 2008

House Arrest for DVD pirate

East London (South Africa) - In a landmark victory against film piracy, a man has been sentenced to three years house arrest and a suspended jail term after police seized 2 500 DVDs from his East London home.

"Most of the sentences that we get in the courts are suspended sentences so the deterrent effect isn't that great," said James Lennox, CEO of The Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (Safact).

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