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+ - 8 Years For IP Theft

Submitted by nick_davison
nick_davison (217681) writes "So you though a several thousand dollar settlement is harsh for copying and distributing some music? The BBC reports that Joya Williams, 42, from Atlanta has just been sentenced to 8 years in jail for copying and trying to distribute a recipe — in this case, Coca Cola's. District Judge J Owen Forrester said in sentencing, "This is the kind of offence that cannot be tolerated in our society.""

It's a poor workman who blames his tools.