He also received a sentence of less than four years. He got 33 months.
That said, the fact the rapes and rapists are woefully under prosecuted and serve too little time, isn't really related to what happened here.
It turns out that back in March the police and FACT raided him, and were going to walk away from it. At the time, he was sure he was in clear specifically because he had so little money that he wasn't a good bet for suing. (The problem is, losses aren't counted by what you gain through theft, but the named value of what you took. Conservative industry loss estimate was £2.3m not £1000.)
“Also what can they possibly sue me for? I have no job, no savings and no means of paying any compensation regardless of the outcome. Is it simply going to be a waste of everyone’s time?” he concludes.
Then he decided to keep sharing the movie - after the raid - and gloating about it. On Facebook, he told his friends, "Seven billion people and I was the first. F*** you Universal Pictures." (He was the first person to video the film in theatre and release while it was still playing in theater.) So, he went ahead and did it again knowing that the police had already raided him for the action, and that they'd be back again if he continued. We really shouldn't be up in arms about a person knowingly breaking the law, and being let go, and then continuing to do it and being given a sentence.