Two British hackers accused of downloading yet-to-be-released music and other media from Michael Jackson have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service.
According to reports, 27-year-old James Marks and 26-year-old James McCormick were arrested in 2011 after Sony Music documented breaches of its U.S. servers.
The duo pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized access to computer material back in 2012. Authorities found that both Marks and McCormick downloaded nearly 8,000 music files by Jackson which included completed music as well as music that had yet to be released. The two men also illegally downloaded Jackson-themed artwork and videos.
Michael Jackson died back in 2009 of propofol intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles.
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