Online pirates could face 10 years in jail – BBC News #maryland #state #laws

Posted On Nov 14 2017 by

#piracy laws # Online pirates could face 10 years in jail Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The film and music industry have been lobbying for tougher penalties for online piracy Online pirates could face jail terms of up to 10 years under plans being considered by the government. Online copyright infringement currently carries a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment. Ministers have launched a consultation on increasing it to 10 years – bringing it into line with copyright infringement of physical goods. The government said tougher sentences would act as a “significant deterrent”. Analysis Image copyright Thinkstock By Dave Lee, …