Filed away A man has been jailed for file sharing

He’s been sentenced to 12 months for illegally distributing music.

After pleading guilty to illegally uploading the UK Top 40 to various torrent sites each week, a man from Liverpool has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for file sharing.

The 39-year-old man had also been sharing music on his own website, which also included a capella versions of tracks intended to be used for DJing and remixes. The man came under scrutiny after an investigation by PRS For Music and the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and it’s the first custodial sentence to happen from the collaboration.

As reported by Music Week, Detective Constable Steven Kettle, who was in charge of the case, said: Detective Constable Steven Kettle, who was in charge of the case, said: “Today’s sentencing will suggest to others that illegally distributing music is not without its consequences. Evans caused significant loss to the music industry and his actions will have affected jobs across the music industry. By working with partners such as PRS for Music we are better able to work collaboratively to ensure the best investigation of people like Evans and ensure that they are brought to justice.”

PRS and the PIPCU are looking to continue to work together to bring about similar convictions in the future.

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