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Leader of net piracy gang jailed

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Wow!
A Briton has been jailed for 51 months after pleading guilty to software piracy charges in the US

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6237610.stm
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post #2 of 31
He was more an aussie than brit, but it's quite unbelievable that they would extradite him on such a charge.
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Oh noes an aussie o well watcha gonna do
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Why that long for just piracy?
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post #5 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickJS View Post
Why that long for just piracy?
51 Million dollars worth of it..
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51 Million dollars worth of piracy is more than a fair share,... He deserves it for being caught at least.

If you ARE going to do so much of it, don't get caught dumbarse eh? lol.
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Theres no way it came up to a total of 51 mil, unless hes been pirating every software since ms-dos.
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Quote:
he US Department of Justice estimated that DrinkOrDie created and spread more than $50m (£25m) of pirated goods.
Okay 50 Million...
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post #9 of 31
....

Still.
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickJS View Post
Theres no way it came up to a total of 51 mil, unless hes been pirating every software since ms-dos.

He SPREADS THE SOFTWARE not just downloads it. How do you think the downloads get online? you think people just magically take **** from the internet? of course not! it has to be UPLOADED first for people to DOWNLOAD/TORRENT....wow you gotta know what you are talking about first before spouting off like that

oh and BTW, on isohunt.com right now 3550 people are leeching Photoshop. 3550*$300 per copy=over $1 million so there ya go. Over 1 mil with ONE PIECE OF SOFTWARE
    
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