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Busted for copying software

August 25, 2008
Author Solutions, the Bloomington company that helps people publish their own books, has admitted to using copies of software from Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec.

The penalty? $50,000.

Author Solutions says the violations began under prior ownership and that it cooperated with the investigation.

China is often blamed as a hotbed of software piracy, but what about here? In your experience, how common is it?
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