12A - The Michigan Daily - September 13, 2004
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If you think you can get away with illegally swapping movies, you're wrong.
Illegally trafficking in movies is not just a dirty little secret between you and
your computer. You Ieave a traiL. The message is simple: if you are downloading
copyrighted movies without proper authorization, you are breaking the law. You
face serious consequences if you illegally swap movies. The only way not to get
caught is to stop.
Pursuant to the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 504(c)), statutory damages
can be as much as $30,000 per motion picture, and up to $150,000 per motion
picture if the infringement is willful.
© 2004 Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.