Head of IMAGiNE group, Jeramiah Perkins recorded movies on his camcorder and distributed them online. He has been handed the longest prison sentence ever given on a US file-sharing lawsuit of five years.
“The conspirators informally identified themselves as the IMAGiNE Group and sought, among other things, to be the premier group to first release to the Internet copies of new motion pictures only showing in movie theaters,” IMAGiNE’s indictment reads. “It was further a part of the conspiracy to use computer software to digitally refine and to edit the video and audio portions of a motion picture and to combine or synchronize the two components into audiovisual movie files.”
Since 2009 IMAGiNE has become a well known piracy website and the 40 year old who was head of that group has been sentenced to five years in prison by Judge, Arenda Wright Allen.
Five of the other members have also been found guilty, Gregory Cherwonik received 40 months, Sean Lovelady was given 23 months, and Willie Lambert received 30 months. The fifth defendant is set to be sentenced in March.
Source: Toms Guide