Jan 03 2009

China busts ring pirating 2 billion in Microsoft software

Published by at 9:32 am under Uncategorized

Seems like the seven year jail sentence is being put into practice.

The Chinese state government has issued prison sentences for what was believed to be the largest and most lucrative software piracy operation in the world.

Courts in Shenzhen, China issued prison terms to each of the eleven men thought to be masterminding the counterfeit ring. The operation was said to be based out of southern China with distribution to five continents and 36 countries.

According to Microsoft, the ring was distributing at least 19 of its products, totaling to a market value of $2bn.

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