R v Toschi

Copyright – Infringement. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal against a sentence of two years' imprisonment for offences of: (i) distributing infringing articles; (ii) furnishing false information; and (iii) possessing criminal property. Overall, given the considerable mitigation available to the defendant, the sentence might have been on the severe side, however, such offending of the present kind had a detrimental effect on both the music and copyright industry. In all the circumstances, it could not to be regarded as an excessive sentence.

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