sith.jpgMarc Hoaglin has just acheived the dubious honour of becoming the second person to be convicted on charges of illegally distributing a film online. Hoaglin, 36, pleaded guilty yesterday in Los Angeles court to posting a digital copy of Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith for illegal download, one day before the film opened in North American theaters. The conviction was made possible by the US Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 - the same thing that allows companies like ClearPlay to distribute their own sanitized versions of Hollywood films – and under its guidelines, could face up to three years in prison upon sentencing in March. Hoaglin is one of six people charged with distributing the lil' Jedi movie; the copy he posted had been stolen from a Lucasfilm post-production house.
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