Federal prosecutors unveil massive software piracy case with KC link

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Photo courtesy of Connor Tarter/Flickr

On Thursday, federal prosecutors released details of a huge, transcontinental software piracy case that originated with a tip to federal agents in Kansas City over two years ago.

The case, which is among the largest software piracy cases ever investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, involves defendants across the United States as well as Asian and European conspirators, according to prosecutors in Kansas City.

Authorities estimate that more than $100 million worth of illicit, unauthorized and counterfeit software products and digital codes were sold to thousands of online customers by members of the piracy ring.

So far, six defendants have pleaded guilty.

Read more from the Kansas City Star


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