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CD counterfeiter's 'longest ever' sentence upheld
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2001-11-08
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Source: Mi2N - November 5, 2001

British police found 1,000 counterfeit CDs, a 20-bay CD copier, colour printer and a shrink wrapping machine in the house of a man they suspected of being a CD counterfeiter when they raided it in 1999. After hearing John Vincent Gleeson was able to produce 2,000 sophisticated counterfeit CDs, including copying artist trademarks, each week and representing an estimated loss to music creators of £1 [about $US1,458,548] million annually, a UK court jailed him for 30 months. Gleeson appealed but Lord Justice Rose said Gleeson's sentence - the longest ever for a CD counterfeiter - was to help deter others of those offences and should therefore stand.

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