CHINA: 1.6 million fines for pirated copies of Windows
It is really cost him dear to 4 Chinese the idea to place on its website some pirated copies of Windows and other software. According to Chinese media reports the responsible of the incident were arrested by investigators, following complaints of suppliers, and then sentenced to three and a half years in prison, as well as an astronomical fine of the equivalent of one million six hundred thousand dollars.
This cybernetics "Gang of Four" ran an online platform called "Tomato Garden" from which it was possible to download free programs protected. The site operators lucravano solely from advertising paid for by advertisers who vied to ensure visibility on the portal. It seems, in fact, that the average number of visits to the site was around ten million people.
For this reason, Chinese media reported, buy banner among the "tomatoes" pirate was very expensive for businesses, and extremely profitable for the four.
Source: Anti-Phishing Italy - www.anti-phishing.it