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Fairlight member pleaded guilty

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2009 4:52 User comments (3)

Fairlight member pleaded guilty The government-driven Operation Higher Education and Operation Safehaven are coming to an end as the last defendant has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. The member of Fairlight group Greg Hurley admitted that he had supplied illegal copies to the warez group.
"I had access to numerous FTP sites where titles were stored and downloaded," said Hurley in his guilty plea. "I also conspired with others that uploaded copywrited works to FTP sites that would otherwise be further accessed, reproduced, and distributed by other co-conspirators."

He could face up to 26 months of jail time for the crime, but will probably get away with court supervised probation just like the other 18 sentenced defendants. He will be sentenced later this spring.

Hurley became a member of Fairlight in early 2002 and contibuted until he was arrested in 2004 as a part of the international operation Fastlink.

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3 user comments

14.2.2009 12:33

If that guy didn't have a good lawyer that got him a good deal, reduced sentence, etc, then that guy screwed himself by pleading guilty and confessing.

24.2.2009 15:04
SamNz
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Originally posted by slickwill:
If that guy didn't have a good lawyer that got him a good deal, reduced sentence, etc, then that guy screwed himself by pleading guilty and confessing.
you need a good lawyer, he prob made the deal to get probation cause he pleaded guilty duhhhh

35.2.2009 15:07

sure he made a deal,read his statement.do you talk like that?

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