The biggest cases of music and video piracy Canada has ever seen involves a Winnipeg company called Audiomaxxx. The operation, run by a guy named Raj Singh Ramgotra, was said to be twenty times larger than any other such operation ever busted.
Ramgotra ran an illegal duplicating deal, selling CDs and DVDs for between $3.99 and $5.99 each on Audiomaxxx.com, mostly of small-time reggae and Caribbean performers. But when his Winnipeg offices were raided in 2008, they also found illegal dupes of Jay Z, Nelly Furtado and Shania Twain.
The case finally made it to trial last week. Ramgotra pleased guilty and was given a two-year conditional sentence and ordered to pay $550,000 in restitution.
(Via the Globe and Mail)