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Pirated Recordings

New Jersey Pirated Recordings Attorneys

Computer crime in New Jersey is serious and getting an attorney that knows the technology, the law and computer forensics may be the difference between winning and losing. At Jack Venturi Law, our New Jersey attorneys know how to fight for you to get results. When looking for a computer crime defense attorney, you have to decide if you want an attorney that doesn’t even know how to turn on a computer, or an attorney that had the experience and dedication that is necessary for your case.

2C:21-21. New Jersey Anti-Piracy Act

NJSA 2C:21-21c. A person commits an offense who:

(1) Knowingly transfers, without the consent of the owner, any sounds recorded on a sound recording with intent to sell the sound recording onto which the sounds are transferred or to use the sound recording to promote the sale of any product.

(2) Knowingly transports, advertises, sells, resells, rents, or offers for rental, sale or resale, any sound recording or audiovisual work that the person knows has been produced in violation of this act.

(3) Knowingly manufactures or transfers, directly or indirectly by any means, or records or fixes a sound recording or audiovisual work, with the intent to sell or distribute for commercial advantage or private financial gain, a live performance with the knowledge that the live performance has been recorded or fixed without the consent of the owner of the live performance.

(4) For commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowingly advertises or offers for sale, resale or rental, or sells, resells, rents or transports, a sound recording or audiovisual work or possesses with intent to advertise, sell, resell, rent or transport any sound recording or audiovisual work, the label, cover, box or jacket of which does not clearly and conspicuously disclose the true name and address of the manufacturer, and, in the case of a sound recording, the name of the actual performer or group.

(5) Knowingly operates an audiovisual recording function of a device in a facility while a motion picture is being exhibited, for the purpose of recording the motion picture, without the consent of both the licensor of the motion picture and the owner or lessee of the facility.

d.(1) Any offense set forth in this act which involves at least 1,000 unlawful sound recordings or at least 65 audiovisual works within any 180-day period shall be punishable as a crime of the third degree and a fine of up to $ 250,000 may be imposed.

(2) Any offense which involves more than 100 but less than 1,000 unlawful sound recordings or more than 7 but less than 65 unlawful audiovisual works within any 180-day period shall be punishable as a crime of the third degree and a fine of up to $ 150,000 may be imposed.

(3) Any offense punishable under the provisions of this act not described in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection shall be punishable for the first offense as a crime of the fourth degree and a fine of up to $ 25,000 may be imposed. For a second and subsequent offense pursuant to this paragraph, a person shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree. A fine of up to $ 50,000 may be imposed for a second offense pursuant to this paragraph and a fine of up to $ 100,000 for a third and subsequent offense may be imposed.

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Our computer crime defense attorneys can represent you with regard to any criminal charge in New Jersey including these computer crimes:

  • Computer Theft
  • Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Identity Theft
  • Pirated Recordings
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Trafficking in Identifying information
  • Unlawful Access to Stored Communications
  • Wrongful Access

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