US Charges Movie Download Site With “Criminal Copyright Conspiracy”

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A grand jury in the United States has charged website Ninjavideo.net with criminal copyright conspiracy for allowing large-scale unauthorised movie downloads, the US Justice Department announced today.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) release here.

In a busy day for IPR enforcement, the Justice Department also announced that it sentenced a woman in the United States to 60 months in prison for leading a sophisticated “conspiracy to import and to sell counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, laundering criminal proceeds and obtaining her citizenship through fraud.”

ICE release here.

And Justice further announced that man in the US was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for operating an online business that sold counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information.

Justice release here.

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