The UK government is looking to make changes to the law relating to online piracy and online pirates in the UK could face a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
At the moment, anyone who is convicted of copyright infringement for physical goods in the UK can face a jail term of up to 10 years, the UK government is looking to do the same thing with online pirates.
The government are looking to target the distributors of pirated online content, rather than downloaders and are going are people responsible for pirating movies, games, software and more.
The new rules are being proposed at the moment and the government will begin consultation on the proposals before they are brought in. If the proposals become law then this could see people who upload pirated content to sites like The Pirate Bay face a long jail term.