8.25.2009

Seven Crimes That Will Get You a Smaller Fine Than File Sharing

http://www.prefixmag.com/news/seven-crimes-that-will-get-you-a-smaller-fine-than/32033/
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1. Child abduction: the fine is only like $25,000.
2. Stealing the actual CD: the fine is $2,500.
3. Rob your neighbor: the fine is $375,000.
4. Burn a house down: the fine is just over $375,000.
5. Stalk someone: the fine is $175,000.
6. Start a dogfighting ring: the fine is $50,000.
7. Murder someone: the maximum penalty is only $25,000 and 15 years in jail, and depending on your yearly salary, would probably be far slighter a penalty than $2 million.

Jammie Thomas was fined $2 million for downloading 24 songs!
[Source: www.prefixmag.com]
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