New Orleans man sentenced for pirating movies

Source: Department of Homeland Security
Source: Department of Homeland Security

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - A New Orleans man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for copying and selling pirated movies and music.

Davis Norman III, 36, copied the films and albums using a home DVD burner, then sold them from his car for $10.

Undercover agents bought three DVDs from Norman in May 2012.  The DVDs contained movies that were still playing in theaters and had not been released for sale to the public.

Agents seized more than 1,000 pirated DVDs and CDs at Norman's home while executing a search warrant.  The discs had an estimated retail value of at least $12,890.

Norman admitted to selling the discs since 2008.

In addition to two years in prison, Norman was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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