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Criminal – Copyright Infringement – Bootleg DVDs – Retail Value (access required)

A defendant who sold 100 bootleg DVDs to an undercover agent for $500, then sold the agent 200 more DVDs for $1,000, can be convicted of a felony for selling DVDS with a “retail value” over $2,500, says the 4th Circuit in this case of first impression. Defendant was convicted for violating 17 U.S.C. § 506(a)(1) ...