eBay pirates cough up $100,000 in ill-gotten gains

by admin November 27, 2006 at 4:21 am

Two eBay traders have admitted to selling unauthorised copies of Symantec’s Norton antivirus software, and have handed over a total of $100,000 to Symantec.

Kevin Liu and GT Tian admitted in a California court to infringing copyright and trademarks of Norton pcAnywhere, Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier, and Norton Ghost. Resident in New Jersey, Liu and Tian used various eBay user identities to sell the software between October and December 2005.

The lawsuit was brought against the pair by the Software & Information Industry Association (Siia), a digital industry trade association that pursues alleged intellectual property infringements.

Full story: silicon.com