Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Family's fury as DVD pirate dad jailed (UK)

A dad-of-two who ran a bogus DVD racket from his South Tyneside home is today behind bars.
Simon Keenan bought counterfeit films from the Far East and flogged them for profit on eBay and his own website.

At peak times, such as Christmas, house husband Keenan, of Connaught Terrace, Jarrow, could make £350 a day shifting up to 70 films, making a £5 profit on each.

A Newcastle Crown Court judge yesterday jailed the 36-year-old for six months which Trading Standards and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) hoped would send a message out to other DVD criminals.

source: The Shields Gazette

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