Details are a little sketchy, but two Brits, James Marks and James McCormick, managed to reak into Sony's US servers and made off with 8,000 files, including a huge whack of Michael Jackson material.
Like what? Partially-complete tracks. Artwork. Song stems. Video.
Sony found out, contacted authorities in the UK who then charged them with unauthorized access to computer material. They originally protested innocence but pleaded guilty back in September.
On Friday, they were sentenced. What did they get? One hundred hours of community service. Not exactly much of a penalty, innit?
(Via CBS News)