Woman imprisoned and fined $11 million for counterfeit software

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spacegrass points us to an article on the Reuters.com website. A Los Angeles woman was sentenced to nine years in prison and on top of that she’s been ordered to pay $11 million in restitution for…

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What’s next, Kill somebody and you get free after two years, import illegal soft and you will be imprisoned for life … are the judges in the US working on a commission or what ? Justice out of proportion …:frowning:

Piracy or not, 9 years AND 11 MILLION dollar fine seems way overboard don’t you think?

And next is capital punishment…

People that have Child Porn on their computer get a shorter sentence than this. Once again proves that money is more important than life itself. :8 Jesus was correct when he went through the marketplace and tore it up banning the sales of goods on holy grounds. I’m not a bible thumper or anything but that is the only thing I like about the bible.

This is about cracking down on people who copy and sell, so all is ok. The only thing not ok is that she got 9 years in prison. That is outrageously too much time. She should only have to go to prison for a week and pay the same fine she did pay.

I completely agree with TBZ. I take it back that I said the 11 million dollar fine was appropriate. She should of had to pay a fine, but not that much. The prison time though is horribly too much time. Also like what LRR said, who knows what could be next, so the legal system in the USA better watch their fucken behavior.

Man, this guy I use to know, killed his own child and spent one year in jail and is already out. Another guy I went to school with who was known for molesting over 10 children and got convicted of more then one spent six months in jail. When is somebody gonna do something about this crap.

The average amount of time a person convicted of murder in the United States spends in jail is 8 years before they are paroled. Eight years, with little or no attempt at rehabilitation. Other violent crimes are punished less severely. Apparently its a far worse crime to rob a corporation than it is to beat and murder your wife.

Well, America is a society that allows you to cheat on your wife but if you stay parked in the same spot too long you get a ticket.

remember this is hollywood. and the software that was piraited was microsoft. tha’s why the sentence was so harsh. btw.chs biking don’t introduce me to your freinds.:d

No problem.

for those that think when people say you get less time for more serious crime, are crazy: Voluntary Manslaughter - Is an intentional killing that occurred due to adequate provocation or a person’s unreasonable attempt at self-defense. (Penal Code 192) Punishment: 3 to 11 years. Involuntary Manslaughter - Is an unintentional killing that occurred during the commission of a misdemeanor or due to gross negligence. (Penal Code 192) Punishment: 2 to 4 years. Vehicular Manslaughter - Is an unintentional killing that occurred during the commission of an unlawful act while driving a motor vehicle. Punishment: 1 to 10 years. Your attorney’s Knowledge of sentencing guidelines and alternative sentencing procedures is vital in receiving the minimum sentence rather than the maximum. Wallin & Klarich attorneys have been trained and have extensive experience in sentencing procedures which allows them to acquire the minimum punishment for our clients. Kidnapping Penal Code Section 207 defines kidnapping as: Every person who forcibly or by any other means of instilling fear, steals or takes or hold, detains or arrests any person in one county and takes them to another county or state or country. Punishment: 3 to 8 years Victim under 14 If the victim is under the age of 14, punishment can be up to 11 years. Penal Code Section 208 these are CA penal laws

huh huh huh… you said “penal” heh heh heh