It is unlawful to reproduce or
distribute copyrighted material, such as movies, music,
software or games, without
authorization - even when done for free over the Internet.
Individuals who willfully distribute or
download copyrighted material risk criminal
prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 2319.
First-time offenders convicted of criminal felony
copyright laws will face up to five
years in federal prison, restitution, forfeiture and a fine.