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UK considers increase in online piracy jail terms

Monday 20 July 2015 | 10:31 CET | News
The UK government is considering increasing jail terms for online piracy to up to ten years, from the current two, in order to bring the offence in line with copyright infringement of physical goods. The government said tougher sentences would act as a "significant deterrent", the BBC reports. The proposed measures, included in a public consultation started by the culture ministry, are mainly targeted at the distributors of pirated content - the people creating copies of movies, sometimes before release, and uploading them to be downloaded. The consultation follows calls from the creative

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