Copyright theft may be a crime, but its enforcement is nearly nonexistent. That is, except when superstars get seriously pissed off.
Which brings us to one of the biggest superstars of the modern music era. Late last year, songs from Madonna’s latest album were unceremoniously leaked. In January, Adi Lederman of Tel Aviv was arrested for hacking Madonna’s computer and selling unreleased songs.
Lederman agreed to a plea bargain, confessing to computer trespassing and infringement of property. He has been sentenced to 14 months in jail.
Lederman was also fined 15,000 shekels ($3,988).