The New York man who admitted to uploading an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the Internet has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Sanchez pleaded guilty in March to one count of uploading a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution. He admitted that he put the work print of the film on Megaupload.com in March 2009 and publicized the posting on other websites.
“Although [Twentieth Century] Fox was able to get defendant’s Wolverine work print removed from his Megaupload.com account within approximately one day, by then, the damage was done and the film had proliferated like wildfire throughout the Internet, resulting in up to millions of infringements,” prosecutors said in court documents.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter, “X-Men Wolverine Pirate Sentenced to Year in Federal Prison, December 19, 2011.