Microsoft is quite pleased after the ringleaders of a major Microsoft piracy ring were sentenced to jail.
From the article posted on the front page:
Microsoft won a battle in the overall war against piracy in China, after the ringleaders of a large-scale Chinese counterfeiting ring were handed jail sentences after being busted in 2007.
"Microsoft greatly appreciates the work of China's PSB and the FBI in taking strong enforcement action against this global software counterfeiting syndicate," Microsoft Worldwide Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting general counsel David Finn said in a statement.
The ring was believed to be the largest software counterfeiting ring operating in China -- selling more than $2 billion of pirated material -- with prison terms ranging from a year-and-a-half up to six-and-a-half years. Microsoft first began monitoring the group in 2001, and watched for four years before the FBI and Chinese authorities began working together in 2005 to bring the group down.
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