Calif. Man Pleads Guilty to Fed Charges of Posting Hollywood Films on Internet

By Allan Lengel If there’s any place on earth that takes the illegal distribution of movies seriously, it’s the Los Angeles area. Derek Hawthorne, 21, is learning that the hard way. Hawthorne pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles to two felony counts of illegally uploading copyrighted works….

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