Internet-Based Movie Pirate Gets 22 months in Fed Prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) –   Hana Amal Beshara, 30, of North Brunswick, N.J., and founder of was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga to 22 months in federal prison for copyright piracy. Beshara’s site allowed millions of users illegally download movies and TV shows. She must serve 2 years of supervised release, do 500 hours of community service, repay more than $209,000 in profits and forfeit to the federal government financial accounts and computer equipment involved in the crimes. Review of the forfeited personal information about these users could lead to individual civil and criminal suits down the road. Read the full article from Courthouse News Service