United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Donna Krise
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2008 ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe PHONE: (936) 639-4003
FRISCO MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS FOR
CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
(SHERMAN, TX) United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 34-year-old Frisco man was sentenced on charges of criminal copyright infringement in the Eastern District of Texas.
ALVIN RAY GIPSON, JR. was sentenced to thirty months in prison and ordered to pay $46,592.34 in restitution to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and $43,491.00 to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), after previously admitting that he willfully infringed on the copyrights of movies and music held by the RIAA and the MPAA by reproducing or distributing copies of the copyrighted works. According to information presented in court, Gipson admitted that since about 2006, he reproduced and distributed copyrighted movies and music recordings having an approximate value of $90,083.34. Gipson was sentenced today during an appearance before United States District Judge Marcia Crone.
This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terri L. Hagan.
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