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
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.