MUMBAI:At Parramatta Magistrates Court in New South Wales, a man previously convicted of counterfeit crimes in 2005, pleaded guilty to six Trademark offences and two Copyright offences and was sentenced to jail for six months.
Bilal Tahan, from Casula, was found guilty of selling and distributing pirated copies of DVDs, along with a range of counterfeit clothing and handbags, from his car in Paramatta. On
â€œThe law protects these types of commercial interests. There is a need to send a general message of deterrence to the community. I have no option but to impose a custodial sentence,â€ said Magistrate Fleming in passing sentence.
â€œThis significant decision by the Paramatta Magistrates Court sends a clear signal to pirates in
Maximum penalties for copyright infringement are up to $60,500 and five years imprisonment per offence.