19 former RISCISO members indicted plus 2 international extraditions

CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has indicted 19 people on charges they used the Internet to pirate more than $6.5 million worth of copyrighted computer software, games and movies. The indictment outlines an alleged plot by defendants from nine states, Australia and Barbados to illegally distribute newly released titles, including movies like “The Incredibles” and “The Aviator,” and games like “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005.” The defendants, many of whom worked in high-tech jobs, were members of “RISCISO,” a “warez” community founded in 1993, according to the indictment. Warez groups are underground associations that use the Internet to illegally distribute copyrighted software.
Associated Press, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060201/ap_on_hi_te/software_piracy;_ylt=Ap31tkoLLZhIz.lkBTLbyJAh2.cA;_ylu=X3oDMTA4ZnRnZjhkBHNlYwMxNjk1

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