Anti-piracy investigator calls for dedicated Australian court to prosecute web pirates

A prominent anti-piracy investigator has called for the creation of a dedicated Australian court to deal with the illicit downloading and distribution of movies, TV shows and other content following the jailing of a British man who recorded blockbuster film Fast and Furious 6 at a cinema and shared it to thousands online.

Computer programmer Philip Danks, 25, was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment by Judge Keith Raynor in Wolverhampton Crown Court on Thursday for recording the film, uploading it to the internet, and producing and selling unauthorised copies to the public via Facebook.

According to prosecutors, the film he shot was downloaded illicitly more than 779,000 times online, which Universal Pictures claimed cost it £2.3 million ($4.09 million) in potential revenue.

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