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Feb042008

Top Windows Pirate sentenced 4 years in prison

Once on the top of the piracy world, responsible for the counterfeiting of an estimated $900 million worth of Microsoft products, Huang Jer-sheng from Taiwan, owner of the Taipei-based distributor Maximus Technology Inc., will spend the next four years of his life in prison. The pirated software syndicate lead by Huang Jer-sheng has been the largest producer and distributor of counterfeit Microsoft products in the world, between 1997 and 2003. According to Microsoft, the Taiwan-based operation originated in excess of 90% of all the high quality counterfeit Microsoft software products around the world.

“The prison sentences handed down in this case in Taiwan

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