Archives Employee Admits To Copyright Infringement

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who made and sold unauthorized copies of DVD movies and CD music in his office at the National Archives has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement.

Timajin Nell, 54, of Suitland entered the plea money in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He will be sentenced on June 8, when he faces a maximum of five years in prison.

According to his plea agreement, Nell, who worked at the National Archives building in College Park, used his government email address to sell copyrighted and pre-release movies on DVD, as well as CDs.

Prosecutors say Nell used his personal and work computers to illegally reproduce copyrighted materials, using his office to store DVDs, and his government computer to store music files.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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