The first person to be convicted of file sharing in Scotland has been sentenced to 3 years probation. Anne Muir, convicted of sharing upwards of £50,000 worth of music, which put her in breach of section 107(1)(e) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
The British Recorded Music Industry and International Federation for the Phonographic Industry were the organisations who chased after the 58 year old, depressed Ayr. Apparently they will be providing psychiatric care to the woman. Well at least they did that right? Chased down an old woman for sharing music. Eurgh. Assholes.
When her home was indaved – could this story get any worse – authorities found 7,493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files which they say is worth upwards of £50,000.