A bill under consideration in the Georgia House Rules Committee would increase the penalties for those who swap music online.
Senate Bill 406 would make the minimum fine $500 for the first offense of illegally reproducing, distributing, transferring, selling or circulating recorded material.
The second offense makes the minimum fine $1,000 and requires at least 48 hours incarceration.
The third offense requires at least six days in jail and up to five years in prison.
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Any equipment used in the crime would by forfeited to the state.