Apple, Adobe Hit Company with Software Piracy Suit

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Apple, Adobe, Rosetta Stone and Autodesk have jointly filed a lawsuit against Edy Jean Dollisme and the Florida-based Ultimate PC Repairs for allegedly selling pirated software. The filing claims the software was being sold through Craigslist ads as well as through the ultimatepcrepairs.webs.com Web site.

Apple doesn’t take kindly to software piracy

According to the lawsuit, the company didn’t even attempt to make the software it was selling appear legit. “Notably, some or all of the infringing copies distributed by Defendant were in the form of burned (i.e., ‘homemade’) DVD+R and CD-R media, with the titles handwritten in marker,” the filing stated.

The company’s Web site offers a long list of software titles for sale, such as Mac OS X, the iLife and iWork suites, Final Cut, the Adobe Creative Suite, Disk Warrior, Quicken and Sibelius.

The lawsuit claimed, “Defendant also operates as Ultimate PC Repairs through his own web page located at ultimatepcrepairs.webs.com (the ‘Ultimate PC Website’), where he offers over eighty (80) software titles for sale.”

The lawsuit against Mr. Dollisme was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut. The companies participating in the filing are asking for an injunction to block the pirated software sales, along with damages for copyright infringement.

[Thanks to AppleInsider for the heads up.]

Comments

Lee Dronick

I wonder how they handled authorization codes for Creative Suite and others that require it.

I just visited their website and their listed contact email is a gmail account. If you click on the Contact link it takes you Wangs Computers with a postal address in Canada.

mouring

@Flashman,  if one knows where to look they can find key generators for most software.  However, it is pretty clear for Creative Suite that you activating an illegal copy.  Since it requires a lot of hoops and faking a phone registration.

[Note: Last copy I installed/owned was Photoshop 5 for Windows educational version.  Above information is known due to working in IT and dealing with users trying to do this for “personal use.”]

Lee Dronick

if one knows where to look they can find key generators for most software.? However, it is pretty clear for Creative Suite that you activating an illegal copy.? Since it requires a lot of hoops and faking a phone registration.

Thanks Mouring. I would have thought that the key being such a long string that it would be hard to fake, but I guess easy money is a strong motivator. Not to mention the phone home thing that could probably ID the end pirate.

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