Sharing is caring. Sharing $&^#! that's not yours is not.
26-year-old BitTorrent seeder Daniel Dove faces 10 years of jail time after being convicted of copyright infringement last Friday as announced by the US Department of Justice.
According to the DoJ, Dove was the head honcho of a small seeder group called - get ready - the 'Uploaders' who recruited members with high speed connections to seed illegal digital loot. Investigators found 'massive amounts' of software, video games and music that proved enough evidence for a trial. Dove did not plead guilty during the trial, hoping that one of the jury members would somehow recognize him for giving them a copy of Microsoft Office.
The MPAA has been on this case since 2005 when investigators took over Elitetorrent.com where Dove was one of the administrators. The site was fresh blood for leechers back then, having blockbuster movies available before their release such as Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Two other site admins, Scott McCausland and Grant Stanley, pleaded guilty in 2006 which lead to a five month jail sentence. Oddly, McCausland's probation officer requested him to utilize Windows rather than Linux (zomg government/microsoft conspiracy!).
Dove will be sentenced on September 9, 2008, thus concluding the pirate crusades of the 'Uploaders'.