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Piracy and Counterfeiting Amendments Act of 1982

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Piracy and Counterfeiting Amendments Act of 1982, Pub. L. No. 97-180, 96 Stat. 91, 93 (May 24, 1982), codified at 18 U.S.C. §2318 (full-text).

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The Act increased criminal penalties for infringing of copyrights in phonorecords, tapes and motion pictures from $25,000 & two years in jail to $250,000 and 5 years in jail. It also provided that first-time offenders could get the maximum penalties.

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