Software pirate gets 7 years

Monday, 11 September 2006, 1:21 AM EST

The owner of one of the nation's largest internet software piracy websites has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Nathan Peterson, 27, of Los Angeles, sold products copyrighted by companies such as Microsoft and Adobe Systems at a huge discount on his site, iBackups.net, prosecutors said. The site began operating in 2003 and was shut down by the FBI in February 2005.

At Wired.

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