Operating a music piracy site gets man three years in prison

18 11 2015

The Switch

November 17, 2015

Andrea Peterson

The operator of a major music piracy site was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday. Rocky Ouprasith, now 23, was the man behind RockDizMusic.com and RockDizFile.com. The latter was the second-largest online file-sharing site specializing in pirated music in the United States in 2013, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Federal law enforcement shut down the sites in October 2014, and Ouprasith pleaded guilty to one count of criminal copyright infringement in August. In addition to a 36-month prison term, he will also get two years of supervised release, forfeit over $50,000 and pay nearly $50,000 in restitution, according to a Department of Justice press release.


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