April 22, 2018
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Saco man charged with copying movies

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Saco man has been charged in U.S. District Court with copyright infringement for allegedly copying movies and distributing them.

Jarrod Lilly, 29, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 27 in federal court in Portland. Bail will be set at that time.

He appears to be the first person charged with copyright infringement related to films in Maine during the past five years.

According to court documents, in December 2004 and January 2005 Lilly made copies of and distributed 10 or more copies of “Dodgeball, “Collateral,” Napoleon Dynamite,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and other movies.

Court documents do not explain how he committed the alleged crime.

The films named in the criminal complaint were released in summer 2004. They were released on DVD the next December before Christmas.

The retail value of the copies was more than $2,500, according to court documents.

If convicted, Lilly faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

He also could be ordered to pay restitution to the Motion Picture Association of America.

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