Step one: The MPAA and BSA investigators allegedly purchase pirated materials from a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man between last November and January.
Step two: The investigators contact local police about the purchases made from Robert Uss, of Reinholds, Lancaster County.
Step three: East Cocalico Township police obtain a search warrant for the suspect's parents' house.
Step four: One week later, Robert Uss turns himself in.
Step five: 10,000 pirated discs of software, games, movies, and music are recovered.
Uss was charged, under Pennsylvania laws, with trademark counterfeiting and copying recorded devices. He was arraigned before District Justice Nancy Hamill and taken to Lancaster County Prison and placed on $10,000 bail. Uss faces up to seven years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines if convicted on the charges. No estimated value of the pirated software has been released. Uss operated from his basement using a single computer and two disk duplicators. "My understanding is that he's been running this operation for some time. Our goal is to stop piracy at its source," said Elizabeth Kaltman, communications director at the Encino, California-based MPAA.
News source: PC World