An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Cou

An Australian DVD pirate, Sydney Grant Prescott, has become the country's first national to be jailed for infringing copyright laws. The 53-year old was yesterday sentenced in Brisbane Magistrates Court to nine months jail. He will serve an additional five-year A$1,500 ($1,027) conditional good behavior bond following his release.

Prescott was arrested when customs officials found 800 counterfeit DVDs concealed in audio speaker stands in a shipment from Malaysia. He was charged with importing, possessing and offering for sale counterfeit DVDs.