Texas Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Software Piracy
A Texas man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling counterfeit software online.A Texas man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling more than $1 million worth of pirated software via the Internet. Todd Alan Cook, of Wichita Falls, Texas, was sentenced Oct. 29 and received a fine of $599,771 in addition to the prison time. Cook pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement in March, authorities said, admitting to his role in a scheme that also involved his father, Robert Cook, and another individual.
The elder Cook also pleaded guilty in March, and is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 3.