American software pirate jailed for 18 months

Posted on Monday, Jan 10 2005 @ 18:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A 33 year old American software pirate has been jailed for 18 months after running a website offering illegal copies of a broad range of software. His pay-site included software from Adobe, Autodesk, Macromedia and Microsoft with copy-protection removed.

A spokesman for the US prosecutor's office said: "Evidence revealed that thousands of pirated software programs were downloaded from Singh's website by users from around the world during the six-month period charged."

The man, named Singh, had reproduced and distributed copyrighted software for a total value between $70,000 and $120,000

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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