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English Internet SurfTheChannel Pirate Gets 4 Years in the Big House

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  1. steelballs

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    English Internet SurfTheChannel Pirate Gets 4 Years in the Big House

    Surfthechannel.com's Anton Vickerman jailed over internet piracy

    An internet pirate who made up to £60,000 a month from his site which allowed people to download TV shows and films was jailed for four years today.

    Anton Vickerman's surfthechannel.com attracted 400,000 visitors a day at its peak and was close to the top 500 most popular websites at its peak.
    The site cost the film industry tens of millions of pounds, and ultimately huge loses to the Inland Revenue, the prosecution said.

    More info here
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/surfthechannelcoms-anton-vickerman-jailed-over-internet-piracy-8046581.html

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  2. ferma231

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    I think 4years isnt that much. Some people get more even for downloading few songs
     
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    Dead right as a first time offender who is not a security risk he will go to an open prison read semi holiday camp - where he will get day release to go to the local coffee shop and net cafe in the nearest town

    He will get released in say 16 months then he will be off down to The Sun UK tabloid sell his story for more than 200,000 UK Pounds then he will get down to some serious pirating but mixing with criminals he will learn how not to get caught a second time!
     
  4. multitalent

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    SurfTheChannel at its peak was really great. Posting Megavideo links there was easy 2k$/month for a 2 days work. Too bad for Anton Vickerman aka Coco
     
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    After a while it shall have its worthy successor. Also, if you guys didnt know Megaupload maybe coming back.
     
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    tv-links eu was also very good till 2-3 months ago. Even if Megaupload gets back, there's no way they gonna pay for pirated content the way they used to.