Adobe planted two Muscovites

    For the first time, Adobe Systems was able to send Russians to jail for piracy. Two Muscovites were sentenced to 1.5 and 2 years in prison. About this in an interview with the newspaper "Vedomosti" proudly said the head of the anti-piracy department Adobe Ekaterina Gromova.

    The names of the convicted are not called. The information has already been confirmed by an employee of the Investigation Department of the UPC in Moscow, who also wished to remain anonymous.

    According to Adobe, in the II quarter. In 2009, the investigating authorities opened 153 criminal cases involving the sale and illegal installation of its programs. In relation to employees of organizations using Adobe unlicensed software, 10 criminal cases have been filed. The total cost of "stolen" software exceeds $ 500 thousand.

    According to informed sources, recently Russians are often condemned for piracy. But usually the court is limited to probation. Only foreign citizens and those who already had a criminal record are sent to prison. In both cases, the court has no right to apply conditional punishment.

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