10 years prison for UK pirates

TheUK currently has a current maximum of two years in prison for piracy however the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has said that this is not enough and needs to be brought up to date from the current Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), as it is not enough to deter infringers.

The CDPA want to bring it in line with related offenses, such as counterfeiting.

The new legislation will be targeted at those involved in organized and commercial copyright infringement. This would include operators of large piracy sites, but not their users and the maximum sentence would be increased to 10 years.

Source; TorrentFreak