China Jails Copyright Violators

From BBC News:

A Chinese court has jailed four people for spreading their “Tomato Garden” computer software, a bootleg version of Microsoft’s Windows XP programme.

The state news agency Xinhua called it China’s biggest software piracy case.

Hong Lei created the downloadable “Tomato Garden Windows XP” software in 2004, which allowed users to access Microsoft programmes.

China is eager to show trade partners that it is fighting computer piracy, although fakes are readily available.


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