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Guy Who Pirated Wolverine Is Now Guy in Prison

Gilberto Sanchez, the 49-year-old man who leaked 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine more than a month before the film's release, was sentenced today to a year in prison. According to United States Attorney André Birotte Jr., "The federal prison sentence handed down in this case sends a strong message of deterrence to would-be Internet pirates."

Sanchez, a Bronx resident, was formerly convicted of a similar offense, having uploaded pirated films for half a decade. Oh, and guess where he first posted Wolverine? MegaUpload, the file-sharing site curiously/infectiously endorsed by a slew of celebs in a recent music video.