A 23-year-old student has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment following a three-year investigation into an Internet business software scam. The student generated several thousand Euros per month from his international Internet piracy operation.
Lewisham Council Trading Standards and the Business Software Alliance (BSA www.bsa.org) announced that Mr Bilal Khan has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment at London`s Central Criminal Court, concluding one of Europe`s longest running investigations into an individual Internet pirate.
By using auction and mail-order websites and a variety of aliases, Khan produced and distributed counterfeit business software generating several thousand Euros per month.
Beth Scott, Vice President, EMEA, Business Software Alliance, commented: “Internet piracy is a major problem and a serious legal deterrent is required to prevent it. We appreciate the huge ongoing commitment from Lewisham Council in what has been a long and complex international investigation. BSA alone has spent close to 1,000 man hours bringing this case to justice.”