A college graduate wanted to help other students and the endangered amphibian species and he did something, for which he might face up to 8 years in prison.
Diego Gomez from Colombia, South America, found a research paper on endangered amphibians online. He thought he was doing good to our environment and other students/researchers by sharing the paper, so he uploaded it on a file sharing website. Unfortunately, another person reported the 26 year old Gomez for breaking a law signed in 2006. Gomez had credited the original author of the paper and the paper was previously uploaded on the web for others to read, but he still became the subject of a copyright infringement case. Diego explained his side of the story in an open letter, but that didn’t save him from the accusations of economic and copyright related violation of the law.