Tuesday, December 28, 2004

First Operation Fastlink pirate named and shamed

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Last Wednesday, twenty six year old student, Jathan (did his mother have a lisp?) Desir of Iowa pleaded guilty to charges of cracking and illegally distributing copyright protected software worth up to $200,000. Desir will be sentenced on 18th March next year and could face up to 15 years behind bars if he refuses to cooperate with the Department of Justice. Typically, where these kinds of trials are concerned, that's 15 in dog years. Ultimately, the more coconspirators he fingers, and the more trade secrets he reveals, the less jail time he will serve.

Further details of the case can be found here.


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