Civil or Criminal?

   Copyright infringement can result in civil or criminal penalties. In most cases, such as Napster, the case is a civil copyright lawsuit.  However, recent extensive arrests for copyright piracy may result in fines and jail sentences.

   The statute of limitation for civil cases of infringement is 3 years and, for criminal cases, it is 5 years.

Updated Sunday, 11. October 2009, 14:21
by Michael Goad (

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