Slovakia's first illegal software users go to jail

FOR THE FIRST time in Slovakia's criminal history, users of illegal software have been sentenced and are going to jail.

Marek G., who was charged with forging Sk500 and Sk1,000 bank notes and using illegal software, was sentenced on July 7 by a regional court in Topoľčany to five years behind bars.

Marek G. used illegal Adobe, Autodesk, and Microsoft software worth a total Sk560,000 ($12,400).

Trnava regional court the same day declared Jozef J. and Tomáš S. guilty of illegally reproducing software causing Microsoft damages of Sk42,000 ($930).

Both culprits were sentenced to four months in jail.

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