SIIA shuts down software pirates, landing six‐figure settlements

Earlier this month, SIIA settled two copyright infringement lawsuits after defendants selling OEM and academic software, and each agreed to pay six figure sums.

On behalf of SIIA member Adobe Systems Inc., SIIA investigated and filed lawsuits against Matt Lockwood of Denver, CO, and David Polanco of Danville, CA, for selling various Adobe software without authorization and outside the terms of the products’ applicable licenses. Lockwood and Polanco sold the software via the websites discountmountainsoftware.com and ztechsoftware.com, respectively.

During the last three years, SIIA has filed more than 100 lawsuits in the U.S. against illegal eBay sellers as well as sellers on other websites dealing in counterfeit, OEM, academic, region‐specific and other illegal software and publications. Defendants have paid millions of dollars in damages, and, in some cases, criminal charges were pursued and defendants sentenced to jail time.

Sources in the U.S. and in Europe can contact SIIA about a company, Web site or online auction seller’s suspicious business practices in three ways:

Email
• Telephone: +1‐800‐388‐7478
Online

 

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