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mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 1:03 AM

MAN GETS 3-PLUS YEARS FOR PIRATED SOFTWARE

This is so weird, I know that guy!


WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for selling about $1 million in counterfeit computer software over the Internet, authorities said.

Timothy Kyle Dunaway, 24, of Wichita Falls, pleaded guilty in October to one count of criminal copyright infringement.

He also was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $810,000 in restitution and to forfeit some expensive items he bought with money from the scheme: a Ferrari 348 TB sports car and a Rolex watch, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks for the Northern District of Texas.

After Dunaway is released from his 41-month prison term, he will be on supervised release for two years, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor said.

From 2004 until last year Dunaway operated about 40 Web sites that sold downloadable counterfeit software without authorization from the copyright owners, and he bought ads for the sites from Internet search engines, according to court documents.

Dunaway operated computer servers in Vienna, Austria, and Malaysia that later were seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents working with foreign law enforcement agencies, authorities said.



salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 18th Feb '09 2:40 AM

Do you suppose he really thought he could get away with it forever??? What a waste - if he was smart enough to set up this scheme, he could just have easily put his brains to use for honest endeavors. It's too bad he chose the wrong path.




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