Gilberto Sanchez Gets a Year in Prison for Pirating 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

Posted Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Wonder if he wishes he was famous for pirating a better movie?

Every once in a while, some poor sap gets dragged out and charged criminally as a warning to would-be pirates. The latest is a man named Gilberto Sanchez, who you may know better as "that dude who put the Wolverine movie online before it came out."

Sanchez put up an incomplete version of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' up on MegaUpload where it was quickly downloaded and spread throughout the internet as these things tend to do. Sanchez ended up in court and, after admitting his guilt, sentenced to a year in prison.

"The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates," says attorney Andre Birotte Jr. "The Justice Department will pursue and prosecute persons who seek to steal the intellectual property of this nation."

Source: Home Media Magazine

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Blu-ray)
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