I Am A former software pirate that was prosecuted by the FBI for piracy under the digital millenium copyright act. I spent 6 months in jail and 3.5 years on probation. Ask Me Anything
I'm a former member of a group of software pirates, now defunct, named Pirates With Attitudes. During 1995-2000 The group provided software to the growing Internet Population in the "warez" scene. Such releases were Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000. Office 95, 98, 2000. Primarily Utilities. The copyright law was changed in 1997 to indiciate that software piracy for NO monetary value was now illegal as FOR monetary value. As a result, most of us went to jail including me. PWA didn't make any money at all during the time the group was alive. All members were prosecuted in 2000 for conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. All were convicted easily by the prosecution. This is my story . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_With_Attitude. Ask me anything.