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Czech youth charged with piracy

'Simpsons' loaded on web

PRAGUE — A 19-year-old from the Czech village of Kaplice in south Bohemia has been charged with producing and uploading a pirate copy of “The Simpsons Movie.”

The unnamed youth faces up to five years in prison and a fine of nearly $250,000 if convicted of recording the preem at a Ceske Budejovice theater on July 26 and putting it online.

An estimated 100,000 people have since downloaded the pic. Czech distrib Bontonfilm estimated damages in lost ticket sales to be twice the amount of the fine.

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