Wire Fraud Statute Does Not Extend To Copyright Act

This case demonstrates that the wire fraud statute does not extend to copyright infringement in certain instances. This case demonstrates that the government will not be able to stretch legislation in a manner to indict individuals for criminal infractions that clearly should be matters for civil penalties.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What is the history of this criminal investigation?
What the wire fraud statute?
What did the court determine?
What is the No Electronic Theft Statute?

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