17 U.S.C. § 1204 : US Code - Section 1204: Criminal offenses and penalties

Search 17 U.S.C. § 1204 : US Code - Section 1204: Criminal offenses and penalties

      (a) In General. - Any person who violates section 1201 or 1202
    willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private
    financial gain - 
        (1) shall be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned for not
      more than 5 years, or both, for the first offense; and
        (2) shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned for
      not more than 10 years, or both, for any subsequent offense.

      (b) Limitation for Nonprofit Library, Archives, Educational
    Institution, or Public Broadcasting Entity. - Subsection (a) shall
    not apply to a nonprofit library, archives, educational
    institution, or public broadcasting entity (as defined under
    section 118(f)).
      (c) Statute of Limitations. - No criminal proceeding shall be
    brought under this section unless such proceeding is commenced
    within 5 years after the cause of action arose.