Most infringement cases are resolved with fines instead of prison sentences.
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.
Fines range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, and a prison sentence is available in extreme cases.
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.
The maximum is 10 years, but most infringement cases are settled long before they reach court, for amounts close to real damages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under current US Copyright law the maximum fine is $150,000.00 (USD) per infringement and, in the rare criminal prosecution, 10 years in prison.