Underground Net Pirates Convicted, Face Jail Time

For the first time in the U.S., two men have been convicted of illegally sharing music files over an online peer-to-peer file-trading system, and face up to five years in prison for their crimes. “The US Department of Justice said the two men operated the central hubs in a piracy community organised across the Direct Connect peer-to-peer network. The piracy group called itself the Underground Network and membership of it demanded that users share between one and 100 gigabytes of files.”