Local citizen accused of copyright violation

Yekaterinburg’s Kirovskiy district’s investigative authorities instituted criminal proceedings (with charges based on Article 146 (part 2) of the Russian Federation Criminal Code, that is, violation of author’s rights) against a local dweller. The case has been placed with the court, the spokesperson for the authorities report.

The inquiry team believes the thirty-seven-year-old owner of an apartment in Mamin-Sibiryak St. was using the pirated Russian versions of Microsoft Windows Professional SP3, Microsoft Office 2007, and other software programs copyrighted by Microsoft. The total damage thus done to the company can be estimated at 125,142.62 RUR.

The accused has also been charged with unauthorized access to computer information (Article 272 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code).

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