Two Arrested for Selling Pirated Software on Craigslist
A joint investigation by the Software & Information Industry Association and the LAPD ended with the arrest of two men for selling counterfeit software on Craigslist.A joint investigation between the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Software & Information Industry Association has led to the arrests of two men pushing pirated software on Craigslist. According to the association, Duong Tran, 29, and Huy Nguyen, 27, were arrested May 25 after a nine-month investigation. The duo is accused of manufacturing and distributing thousands of pieces of counterfeit software, including pirated versions of software from Adobe Systems, Rosetta Stone and Autodesk.
"Craigslist is a haven for software piracy," said Keith Kupferschmid, senior vice president for Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement for the SIIA. "Unfortunately Craigslist is not the only place to get pirated software. We have significant piracy problems taking place on eBay, iOffer, Amazon and various Websites."