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National Archives employee admits to copyright violation

A Suitland man faces up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine for illegally copying and selling music and movies while he worked as a technician at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Timajin Nell, 54, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to criminal copyright infringement and faces sentencing June 8.

While Nell worked at the agency's College Park office, he used his government email to sell unauthorized copies of movies, music albums and pre-release movies only available to the public in theaters, according to U.S. attorney's office for Maryland. Nell had been selling the items since at least February 2009.

Nell advertised to...