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China, FBI make $500M software piracy bust

July 25, 2007

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) — Pirated software worth $500 million, including counterfeit Microsoft and Symantec products, has been seized in a long-running joint probe by Chinese police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, officials from both countries said on Tuesday.

The operation began in 2005 and has led to 25 arrests and the smashing of pirating syndicates in at least two Chinese cities that were making and distributing counterfeit software around the world, with most going to the United States.

“The co-operation between the U.S. and China is an important development …

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