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Scottish woman given probation for sharing music

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2011 14:33 User comments (10)

Scottish woman given probation for sharing music Anne Muir gets three years probation sentence for sharing music online.
She is the first person in Scotland to ever be convicted of illegally sharing music content on a P2P file sharing network. Muir admitted to distributing 54,000 worth of copyrighted music files over an unnamed file sharing network.

Her case began with complaints from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) as part of an investigation into heavy sharers of music. A formal complaint was made to Strathclyde Police, and Muir's home was searched.

Computer equipment was seized from the 58 year old's residence, and investigators found 7,493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files. The content has an estimated street value of 54,792.

Her lawyer said that Muir did not financially benefit from her illegal activities, and called the court's attention to Muir's ongoing state of depression, for which she is receiving psychiatric help.

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10 user comments

11.6.2011 15:52

Is that all? I have tons more than she does lol.
Clearly she's depressed because she sucks at internets.

21.6.2011 18:27

street value ????? its not like drugs the longer new music stays on the shelf the lower the price goes because of other free outlets most people know the after 3-4 months the value of new music drops 50%-60% so they need to look at the age of the music

31.6.2011 23:40

i wanna know which street i can get 54000 for my music on.


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42.6.2011 1:28

Quote:
Computer equipment was seized from the 58 year old's residence, and investigators found 7,493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files. The content has an estimated street value of 54,792.

How in the f*** does that work out?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Jun 2011 @ 1:29


52.6.2011 3:35

Originally posted by nintenut:
Quote:
Computer equipment was seized from the 58 year old's residence, and investigators found 7,493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files. The content has an estimated street value of 54,792.

How in the f*** does that work out?
theres 31736 files if each file was brought from itunes at $0.99 each it would work out $31418.64 given the exchange rate im guessing between 10000 & 20000.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

63.6.2011 6:52

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i wanna know which street i can get 54000 for my music on.
NICE

Forza Juve!!

73.6.2011 9:16

7,493 + 24,243 = 31,736 tracks

54,792 / 31,736 = 1.73 per track. Hello?

Now even with current music, tracks only cost 0.72 so best price from iTunes that lot would fetch 22,849.92 and if she bought the CDs at 6.99 per album with 12 tracks per CD would cost 18,486.22 so the musics "street value" is actually 36,305.78 less than claimed. All based on the assumption that none of this is bargain-basement stuff and all bought NEW!

83.6.2011 15:10

Originally posted by deak91:
street value ????? its not like drugs the longer new music stays on the shelf the lower the price goes because of other free outlets most people know the after 3-4 months the value of new music drops 50%-60% so they need to look at the age of the music
I think that means the value is extremely inflated like the street price of drugs.

94.6.2011 10:53

Did they knock or just sort of invite themseves in?

104.6.2011 11:01

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by nintenut:
Quote:
Computer equipment was seized from the 58 year olds residence, and investigators found 7,493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files. The content has an estimated street value of 54,792.

How in the f*** does that work out?
theres 31736 files if each file was brought from itunes at $0.99 each it would work out $31418.64 given the exchange rate im guessing between 10000 & 20000.
Im wondering if this is the same music shared with millions over the airwaves... Just saying!

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