InformationWeek reports that “Jeremiah Mondello, a former student at the University of Oregon, pleaded guilty to copyright infringement, aggravated identity theft, and mail fraud. He faces fines of up to $500,000 and imprisonment from two to 20 years.”
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) appears to be stepping it up. They have brought 26 cases against people selling counterfeit or pirated software this year.
I am always pleased to listen to news like this. It makes my day and gives me more energy to spend on writing, debugging and testing software.