Those who have been following TorrentFreak for a while will remember Scott McCausland as the EliteTorrents admin who was busted by the FBI for uploading a pre-release copy of Star Wars Episode III in 2005.
In 2006 Scott was sentenced to 5 months in jail and 5 months home confinement, and that was not the end of it.
After his release in 2007, Scott was fitted with a monitoring ankle bracelet which restricted his freedom.
He also had to use special software on his computer to monitor his online activities. This meant giving up his beloved Ubuntu, because the software was Windows only.
After four years McCausland was finally “”free” and he now uses his software development skills to fill the App Store.
McCausland is co-founder of the AppFlixion Group which released its first two iOS Apps a few weeks ago. The former EliteTorrents admin says that he has learned from his mistakes and that he’s delighted to move on.
“We’ve all made mistakes,” Scott McCausland says.
“It’s not about the mistake, it’s about what we do with the knowledge we’ve gained from the mistakes that we’ve made. I hope I can inspire someone else to pick themselves up, learn from their past and follow their passion in life.”
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