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Pirate sentenced to three years probation

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Sep 2008 21:20 User comments (6)

Pirate sentenced to three years probation Steven Fiatarone, 55, of Florida, has been sentenced to three years probation today for his part in running a server used by a Warez scene group. Additionally, Fiatarone was fined $2000 USD.
According to the US DOJ, Fiatarone's server, nicknamed "The Nite Ranger Hideout" was located in a school in Virginia and Fiatarone uploaded over 23,000 files to the server in 2002 and 2003. Fiatarone faced up to 3 years if convicted by a jury but instead pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

A few of the cracked programs Fiatarone was accused of uploading include Pro/Concept and ColdFusion MX version 6.0.1.

Fiatarone was the second of five men charged in the same indictment for their warez activities. Robert Hardick of New York was sentenced last month to three years probation and the other three cases are still pending.

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6 user comments

128.9.2008 0:47
1bonehead
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He was lucky in the sentencing, it could have been worse.

229.9.2008 14:02
duke8888
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I was surprise to ss that he got probation I was sure they would have given him at least a year. The only way he got the probation was because he turned info over toi the FBI to get others on the Warez scene.

329.9.2008 14:02
duke8888
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I was surprise to see that he got probation I was sure they would have given him at least a year. The only way he got the probation was because he turned info over toi the FBI to get others on the Warez scene.

429.9.2008 14:02
duke8888
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529.9.2008 14:07
sKrEwZ
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I'd venture to say he lucked out just a little bit.


Some assembly required.

629.9.2008 14:13
1bonehead
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Originally posted by sKrEwZ:
I'd venture to say he lucked out just a little bit.

You think so too !

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

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