August 30, 2005
LA County Busts Warez Trader
Internet News reports that Jed Frederick Kobles, a Los Angeles warez trader, pleaded guilty to a single count of grand theft after being busted by Los Angeles County High Tech Crimes Unit.
I am having a hard time understanding this news report--the feds have exclusive jurisdiction over copyright infringement, and I can't understand how a prosecution for grand theft for warez trading survives copyright preemption. If you have any insights in this, please let me know.
Posted by Eric at August 30, 2005 09:19 PM | Copyright