U.S. COPYRIGHT CRACKDOWN- OR WHEN 24 HOURS EQUAL THREE YEARS?Producers of the hit FOX series “24” were astonished to find copies of upcoming, never broadcasted shows on the Internet, and they sprang into action leading them to a Chicago, Illinois man who could receive three years prison time if convicted. Perhaps the most important part of the indictment is how seriously the United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) is going after someone simply for uploading a work that he did not even steal. This shows the USDOJ is determined to act harshly against copyright infringers and it could signal a new day of dire punishments that literally millions of people might run afoul of, given how common such copyright breaches are today. These question will be answered to help better understand how important an event is Romero's prosecution: What is Jorge Romero Charged With and by Whom?; Why Would the DOJ Throw the Book at Romero for a Seemingly Minor Infringement?; What Law Was Used to Arrest Romero?; What Does this Case mean for the Future of Download Copyright Violators?
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What is Jorge Romero Charged With and by Whom?
Why Would the DOJ Throw the Book at Romero for a Seemingly Minor Infringement?
What Law Was Used to Arrest Romero?
What Does this Case mean for the Future of Download Copyright Violators?