Software Pirate Gets 7 Years

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  1. The Outsider

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    Associated Press 15:30 PM Sep, 09, 2006

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The owner of one of the nation’s largest internet software piracy websites has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.


    Nathan Peterson, 27, of Los Angeles, sold products copyrighted by companies such as Microsoft and Adobe Systems at a huge discount on his site, iBackups.net, prosecutors said. The site began operating in 2003 and was shut down by the FBI in February 2005.

    In addition to Friday’s 87-month sentence, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III ordered Peterson to pay restitution of more than $5.4 million and to forfeit the proceeds of his scheme, which included homes, cars and a boat.

    Peterson pleaded guilty in December in Alexandria to two counts of copyright infringement.

    Justice Department and industry officials called the case one of the largest involving Internet software piracy ever prosecuted.

    Last month, Ellis sentenced a Florida man to six years in prison for selling illegal copies of computer programs on another site, BuysUSA.com.


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    Worth looking at :
    http://ibackups.net/
     
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    ^^ Imagine these things happenning in India.
     
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    then @tleast ppl will understand what is Open Source and its worth...:eek:
     
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    CyberCrime.gov is also worth visiting. You can find all the details of cyber crime cases busted till now.
     
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    Rightly said dude! Can't agree more.:)
     
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    Were should I hide
     
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    don't hide..crush all pirated stuff and start using open source..
     
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    @ nishant_nms

    Do u think that a software knowledge can be increased without pirated softwares?

    Well, as i think nothing is impossible coz
    Impossible => I m possible

    So, stop using pirated softwares
     
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    If these things starting to happen in India then almost 80% of the computer users will be in jail.
     
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