Distribute a pre-release movie, do three years of jail time?

A new law was signed today, that made it illegal to do something that is already illegal – distributing a movie before its release.

Is this a crime? Undoubtedly, but… three years of prison time? Some killers spend less time in jail. Oh, and a fine of up $250,000.

The heavy-handed approach of this law means that the punishment bears absolutely no resemblance to the crime.

Yet another case of a greedy and increasingly paranoid entertainment industry who have operated for so long under the assumption that they have a license to print money that they now expect the justice system to do their dirty work for them.

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