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U S v O'Dwyer (SDNY) - #1 Sealed Complaint

U S v O'Dwyer (SDNY) - #1 Sealed Complaint

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LAI/DAVIDMILLERunitedStatesAttorneys
Before:
HONORABLEJAMESL.COTTunitedStatesMagistrateSouthernDistrictofNewUNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTSOUTHERNDISTRICTOFNEWYORK
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SEALEDCOMPLAINT
UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA
-v..-
Violationsof18U.S.C.
§§
2319and371,17U.S.C.
§
506RICHARDJ.O/DWYER,a/k/a"Duffman,"COUNTYOFOFFENSE:NewYorkDefendant.
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SOUTHERNDISTRICTOFNEWYORK:MARCELLODILAURA,beingdulysworn,deposesandsaysthatheisaSpecialAgentwiththeDepartmentofHomelandSecurity,ImmigrationandCustomsEnforcement,HomelandSecurityInvestigations("HSI"),andcharges:
COUNTONE
(ConspiracytoCommitCopyrightInfringment)1.FrominoraboutDecember2007/uptoandincludingthepresent,intheSouthernDistrictofNewYorkandelsewhere,RICHARDJ.
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DWYER,a/k/a"Duffman,"thedefendant,andothersknownandunknown,unlawfully,willfullyandknowinglycombined,conspired,confederated,andagreedtogetherandwitheachothertocommitanoffenseagainsttheunitedStates,towit,violationsofTitle17,UnitedStatesCode,Section506(a)(1)(A),(a)(1)(B),and(a)
(1)
(C),andTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section2319(b)(1),(c)(1),and(d)(2).2.ItwasapartandanobjectoftheconspiracythatRICHARD
J.
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DWYER,a/k/a"Duffman."thedefendant,andothersknownandunknown,wouldanddidinfringecopyrightsforthe
 
purposesofcommercialadvantageandprivatefinancialgain;bythereproductionanddistribution,includingbyelectronicmeans,duringa180-dayperiod,oftenandmorecopiesofoneandmorecopyrightedworks,whichhaveatotalretailvalueofmorethan
$2,500;and
by
thedistributionofaworkbeingpreparedforcommercialdistribution,bymakingitavailableonacomputernetworkaccessibletomembersofthepublic,knowingthattheworkwasintendedforcommercialdistribution,inviolationofTitle17,unitedStatesCode,Section506(a)(1)(A),(a)(1)(B),and(a)(1)(C)
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andTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section2319(b)(1),(c)(1),and(d)(2).OvertAct3.Infurtheranceoftheconspiracyandtoeffecttheillegalobjectthereof,RICHARDJ.O'DWYER,a/k/a\\Duffman,1Iandothersknownandunknown,committedthefollowingovertactintheSouthernDistrictofNewYorkandelsewhere:a.O'DWYERmadeavailable,intheSouthernDistrictofNewYorkandelsewhere,first-runandothermoviesforstreamingfromapubliclyaccessiblewebsitecalledTVShack.cc,andoneofsuchmovieswasthenstreamedbyalawenforcementofficeractinginNewYork,NewYork.(Title18,UnitedStatesCode,Section371).
COUNTTWO
(CriminalInfringementofaCopyright)4.FrominoraboutDecember2007,uptoandincludingthepresent,intheSouthernDistrictofNewYorkandelsewhere,RICHARD
J.
O'DWYER,a/k/a"Duffrnan."thedefendant,unlawfully,willfullyandknowinglyinfringedcopyrightsforthepurposesofcommercialadvantageandprivatefinancialgain;bythereproductionanddistribution,includingbyelectronicmeans,duringa180-dayperiod,oftenandmorecopiesofoneandmorecopyrightedworks,whichhaveatotalretailvalueofmorethan$2,500;andbythedistributionofaworkbeingpreparedforcommercialdistribution,bymakingitavailableonacomputernetworkaccessibletomembersofthepublic,knowingthattheworkwasintendedforcommercialdistribution,towit,O'DWYERknowinglymadeavailablefordownloadingandstreaming,intheSouthernDistrictofNewYorkandelsewhere,thousandsofcopyrightedmoviesandtelevisionprogramswithanestimatedvalueofhundredsofthousandsofdollars,without
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theauthorizationofthecopyrightholdersthroughtwopubliclyaccessiblewebsitesnamedTVShack.netandTVShack.cc.(Title17,UnitedStatesCode,Section506(a)(1)(A),
(a)(1)
(B),
and(a)
(l)(C),andTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section
2319
(b)(1),(c)
(1),
and(d)
(2».
Thebasesformyknowledgeandfortheforegoingchargesare,inpart,a$follows:5.IhavebeenaSpecialAgentwiththeDepartmentofHomelandSecurity,ImmigrationandCustomsEnforcement(\lICE")forapproximatelyfiveyears.Priortothat,IwasemployedasaCustomsandBorderProtectionOfficerforapproximatelytwoandahalfyears.IamcurrentlyassignedtotheHomelandSecurityInvestigationsDepartmentwithinICE'sSpecialAgentinCharge-NewYorkOffice.Ihavereceivedtrainingregardingcomputert~chnologyandintellectualpropertyoffenses.6.Iamfamiliarwiththeinformationcontainedinthisaffidavitbasedonmyreviewofdocuments,conversationsIhavehadwithotherindividualsandlawenforcementofficersaboutthismatter,andmytrainingandexperience.Becausethisaffidavitisbeingsubmittedforthelimitedpurposeofestablishingprobablecause,itdoesnotincludeallthefactsIhavelearnedduringthecourseofmyinvestigation.Wherethecontentsofdocumentsandtheactions,statementsandconversationsofothersarereportedherein,theyarereported1nsubstanceandinpart,unlessnotedotherwise.BACKGROUND7.Basedonmytraininqandexperience,aswellasmyconversationswithotheragents,Iknowthefollowing:a.Adomainnameisasimple,easy-to-rememberwayforhumanstoidentifycomputersontheInternet.Forexample,\lwww.usdoj.gov"and"www.yahoo.com"aredomainnames.b.TheDomainNameSystem
("DNS")
is,amongotherthings,ahierarchicalconventionfordomainnames.Domainnamesarecomposedofoneormoreparts,or\\labels,"thataredelimitedbyperiods,suchas\\www.example.com."Thehierarchyofdomainsdescendsfromrightto1eftieachlabeltotheleftspecifiesasubdivision,orsubdomain,ofthedomainontheright.Theright-mostlabelconveysthe"top-level"domain.Forexample,thedomainname"www.example.com
fl
meansthatthecomputerassignedthatnameisinthe\\.om"top-leveldomainand
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