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As the multi-billion dollar software industry continues to become more and more financially lucrative, some of the more unethical entrepreneurs in America are attempting to get in on the moneymaking action by distributing pirated software. Often carried out online, software piracy can cost the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue, and the offense can carry hefty punitive fines and prison sentences.

According to reports from the United States Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (http://www.cybercrime.gov/), Operation FastLink, a federal program called “the largest global enforcement action ever undertaken against online piracy,” since 2004 has been responsible for confiscating over $50 million worth of pirated media from distributors. Additionally, the USDJ’s Intellectual Property Task Force recently released its 2006 progress report, highlighting the achievements of the organization in exceeding the goals put forth in its 2004 report. The federal government is taking decisive steps to combat software … Read More