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Pirate Bay founder gets two-year sentence in hacking case

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been sentenced to jail time for allegedly hacking into a company from which he made illegal money transfers.

By Jun. 20, 2013


Illegal file-sharer gets hit with 5-year prison sentence

A U.S. judge gives the leader of the IMAGiNE file-sharing group a record prison term for camcording movies in the theater and distributing them on the Web.

By Jan. 3, 2013


Hacker who infected 72K computers gets prison sentence

Joshua Schichtel pled guilty for selling botnets to customers "who wanted to infect computers with various different types of malicious software." Now, he's serving a 30-month prison term.

By Sep. 6, 2012


Iranian court upholds Web programmer's death sentence

Convicted of developing software used on a porn site, Iran's Supreme Court confirms the death sentence to Saeed Malekpour.

By Jan. 19, 2012


Twitter user in Brazil gets prison sentence for 'inciting prejudice'

After Brazil's president took office, a law student urged the killing of people in the region of the country who voted for her. Now, a federal judge ruled a prison sentence is in order.

By May. 17, 2012


140 characters make a sentence as police tweet from court for a day

Order, order! West Midlands Police is tweeting from Birmingham Magistrates Court for a day.

By Apr. 19, 2011


Google Books case still a run-on sentence

Four months after a final hearing, and nearly 18 months since Google and authors' groups first reached a settlement over Google Books, the case is still in limbo.

By Jun. 21, 2010


Court orders shorter sentence for ex-Qwest chief

Denver appeals court says stock gains had been overstated for Joseph Nacchio, who is currently serving a six-year prison term for insider trading.

By Jul. 31, 2009


NY spammer hit with 30-month prison sentence

A Brooklyn man receives 30-month prison sentence for sending unsolicited marketing e-mail to the e-mail addresses of nearly 1.3 million AOL subscribers.

By Jul. 16, 2008


Hans Reiser likely to get reduced sentence

The Linux programmer who was convicted in April of murdering his wife brings authorities to his victim's remains--and as a result could get off easier.

By Jul. 8, 2008