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Recent Department of Justice Piracy Cases

November 13, 2006


"Operator of For-Profit Software Piracy Web Site Pleads Guilty; Caused Up to $25 Million in Losses to Software Industry"

As the DOJ convicts more operators of software pirate sites like, , and others, it demonstrates the sophistication that these individuals use to sell illegal copies of applications. The web has provided these operators a simply way to pose as a legitimate business selling software at a reduce prices. The real risk is a less technical user thinking they have found a bargain on the Web, purchasing the pirated versions, and exposing the company to liability. An added risk is that the pirated versions have been modified to introduce spyware or something worse in a corporate network.

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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.