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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

$500 million worth of pirated software found in China

Chinese authorities and the FBI worked together to seize more than 290,000 counterfeit software CDs and certificates of authenticity valued at $500 million. The officials also arrested 25 people. The uncovered pirated software included Symantec and Microsoft products.

Software such as Windows Vista, XP and Server, were among those uncovered. Software piracy deprived the software industry of an estimated $40 billion in 2006.

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