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In the United States, most punishment for copyright infringement is in the form of fees. Statutory damages can range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement.

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Q: What are the prison sentences of committing copyright infringement?
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How many years would you get in jail if you were under 18 and you broke copyright laws?

Most infringement cases are resolved with fines instead of prison sentences.


Do you go to prison for copyright?

While it is rare, there are provisions in US Copyright law to allow for criminal prosecution of copyright infringement with penalties of up to 10 years in prison.


What is the punishment for copyright infringement in the US?

Fines range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, and a prison sentence is available in extreme cases.


What happens if you break the copyright law?

Violation of copyright is punishable by fines ranging from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, but major cases of willful infringement can carry fines up to $250,000 and five years in prison.


What is the British prison sentence for copyright infringement?

The maximum is 10 years, but most infringement cases are settled long before they reach court, for amounts close to real damages.


What are the consequences of copyright infringement punishable by law?

They vary from country to country. In the US, statutory fines range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, but can be as high as $250,000 and five years in prison.


What are the punishments of breaking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2000?

The DMCA did not affect the punishments for infringement laid out in the existing copyright law. Fines range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, and in extreme cases may include five years in prison.


How long do you have to go to jail for copyright infringement?

Although criminal copyright prosecutions are rare, there are provisions in the law for prison terms as high as 10 years for "willful and deliberate" violations.


Can you be arrested for copyright infringement?

You could be if you were trying to cross an international border with a large amount of infringing material. You can also go to prison for it.


What kind of trouble can you get in for counterfeiting movies?

Penalties for copyright infringement vary from country to country; in the US, fines start at $750 per infringement, but can go as high as $250,000 and 5 years in prison.


How many years could an individual spend in prison for copyright infringement?

Under US laws, a criminal copyright infringement could get you up to 6 years in prison for a first offense and 10 years for any subsequent offense, but you could also be charged with 1,000 simultaneous offenses, meaning (in theory) 6,000 years for your first offense.


What is the maximum penalty for breaking copyright legislation?

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