Scott admitted to the judge that he was involved in managing to popular “private” BitTorrent tracker Elitetorrents.org. He also told the judge that he uploaded copyrighted content more than once, including a copy of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”, several hours before it was officially released.
By pleading guilty to “conspiracy to commit copyright infringement” and “criminal copyright infringement”, he now faces up to a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
In a response to our previous article Scott links to this statement.
This is Scott McCausland, yes, the one who just plead guilty to a BitTorrent case held on September 12, in Erie, PA.
The reason I am releasing this is because I am going to ask that anyone who feels the need, or, feels some type of desire to see me not spend the maximum of 5 years per count in prison, if you could please write a letter directed towards the judge on my behalf.
Please direct it towards: U.S. District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin.
Please send letters/notes to: [email protected]
If you want to be heard in this matter please do so professionally and without ill-intent. I will not edit any of the letters (however I will read them first to make sure they wont hurt me in any way).
Please, do not let this become anything more than it has to be. Do not let me get made an ‘example’ of because of the popularity of Star Wars.
Time for some action!