Court gives three year probation sentence to Scottish file-sharer

The first person in Scotland has been convicted and sentenced for illegal music file-sharing.

Anne Muir, a 58-year-old woman from Ayr, was given three years probation when an investigation by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) led to Scottish police raiding her home.

They discovered over 30,000 (mostly karaoke) music files on her computer equipment which she admitted illegally downloading and sharing via a peer-to-peer network.

Just goes to show you can never be to old to get busted illegally downloading Karaoke Music. I love the quote…

“The defence for Mrs Muir argued that she hadn’t downloaded the music for financial gain (or indeed listening pleasure, given that these were karaoke tracks).”

Hehe…

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