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Online Piracy Conviction Nets SurfTheChannel Owner 4-Year Prison Sentence
2012-08-15 14:51:10

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anton Vickerman, owner of SurfTheChannel, one of the UK´s most popular sources of pirated video content, has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud in June for “facilitating” copyright infringement and sentenced to four years in jail by a UK court. The 38-year-old Vickerman had designed the service´s pages, hiring others to source material and carry out other back-end functions, reports BBC News. UK...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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