Thursday, September 11, 2008

Torrent admin banged up

We've reached the verdict in the last of the trials sparked from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement taking time out of its busy war on terror to infiltrate a Bittorrent operation - like in Spooks Code 9.

Daniel Dove had been the only target netted through expensive use of US government resources to plead not guilty; he's just been handed a $20,000 and eighteen months in jail.

The operation had the desired effect of reducing the number of files being shared without permission on the bit-torrent network, assuming you count 'being removed from American servers and placed on overseas machines instead' as an actual reduction.

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