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eBay Software Piracy Case

February 15, 2007

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SIIA reported that on February 6th, Gad Zamir, 64, was arrested for software piracy. Zamir had been selling copies of Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise for $7,750 (the program retails for $25,000) and copies of Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 2 for less than $300 (the program retails for $500) on eBay and various websites.  It is believed that Zamir earned about $750,000 since 2000.

This shows that its not only the popular desktop software is at risk for piracy, but business applications as well. It’s also another indication that businesses (the only ones interested in SQL Server enterprises) would purchase pirated software.

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Michael Goff

Post written by Michael Goff

Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.