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SCI/TECH: Symantec Wins Piracy Judgment

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posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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Symantec has won a 3.1 million default judgement against a piracy ring who used pop ups to steer unsuspecting victims, who were told their security software was about to expire, to their site where they were offered pirated versions of Symantec software. The pirates also used emails to lure victims. The individual named in the suit, Sam Jain, could not be reached for comment.
 



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Security specialist Symantec said Wednesday that it has been granted a $3.1 million default judgment in its California lawsuit against an accused software pirate. Under the terms of the ruling, handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the individual charged with running the piracy ring, identified by the court as Sam Jain, was found guilty of violating Symantec's intellectual-property rights by selling counterfeit versions of the company's products. Jain could not immediately be reached for comment.


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I know that piracy today is not a black and white issue in the minds of many who use P2P to download music and other things. However, when the pirates use deceptive means to bilk customers out of money they think they are spending on legitimate products, the issue becomes somewhat less vague.

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posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 11:55 PM
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Default judgement- I wonder if the def. even showed up.

I get those also for adware scans- get them on ATS sometimes. makes me wodner a little.



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