Monday, March 02, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Crafted from Metal and Glass, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Are Here
MWC: SanDisk Introduces New Mobile Flash Drives, iNAND 7132 Storage Solution And 200GB microSDXC Card
MWC: New Tablets By Lenovo
Firefox OS Expands with More Partners, Devices
MWC: MediaTek Releases SoCs For Smartphones And Tablets
HP Introduces The Spectre x360 Convertible PC
Acer Unveils Windows Phone 10-ready smartphone At MWC
New ZTE Grand S3 Smartphone Offers EyeVerify Authentication
Active Discussions
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
need help on some cd burning...
 Home > News > General Computing > Two Ple...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Two Plead Guilty in Huge US CD piracy Bust


Two men involved in what U.S. authorities called the largest bust of pirated music CDs and computer software in America each pleaded guilty to five criminal counts on Monday, Reuters reports.

The pair pleaded guilty on five piracy-related charges to manufacturing 200,000 illegal CDs, much of it Latin music, said Kevin Ryan, U.S. Attorney for Northern California.

The two, along with a third man were indicted in October on charges of illegally copying music CDs, as well as Symantec computer security software and Adobe Systems Photoshop.

This is "the largest case involving CD manufacturing piracy uncovered in the United States to date," Ryan told a news conference. "The theft associated with this kind of piracy, copyright infringement, is in the hundreds of millions of dollars, I believe, on a yearly basis."

He said officials had seized nearly 500,00 pirated CDs and 5,500 stampers used to make the bootleg products. Many of the disks had FBI anti-piracy seals.

Each of the five counts against the men -- which include copyright infringement, trademark violations and trafficking in counterfeit labels -- carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Ye and Hao will be sentenced at a later date. Zhai, who did not plead guilty, is due to appear in court in May.

Music industry officials say piracy has lead to a steady decline in CD sales in recent years. Overall U.S. music sales fell 0.6 percent to $12.27 billion in 2005, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.


Previous
Next
Cypress Samples First QDR II+ and DDRII+ SRAMs        All News        Sanyo to Spin-off Laser-making Semiconductor Unit
Cypress Samples First QDR II+ and DDRII+ SRAMs     General Computing News      Music Industry Unleashes More Lawsuits in Europe

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Pirate Bay Back Online
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA
French Court Tackles Streaming and Download Sites
MPAA Lists The World's Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film Distribution
Search Engines Encouraging Online Content Infringement: MPAA
France Drops Three-strikes Law
Australian Police Sized 80,000 Counterfeit DVDs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .