DrinkorDie software pirates imprisoned

Four British members of the global ‘DrinkorDie network’, an underground software piracy ring that made millions of pounds before being infiltrated in a global police sting, were sentenced today at London’s Central Criminal Court.

The four men, who included a former employee of Morgan Stanley, the investment bank, were convicted for conspiracy to defraud. They had formed part of a gang which communicated across continents via a sophisticated online network that was also used to distribute pirated copies of popular software packages.

Times Online, http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-1600964,00.html