Russian teacher fined in Microsoft piracy case

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A court has fined Russian headmaster Alexander Ponosov 5,000 roubles (or $194.40) or half his monthly wage, for allowing pupils to use 12 computers with unlicensed copies of Microsoft Windows and Office software at his...

Samsung Fined $90 Million for DRAM Price Fixing

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Throughout 2006, Samsung was under heavy investigation and has recently agreed to pay $90 million USD for participating in illegal DRAM price-fixing practices. The fine is will be divided into: $80 million to be returned...

Dutch man fined for 9 billion spam e-mails

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Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA has levied the largest fine against an unidentified spammer whom authorities say e-mailed more than 9 billion unwanted advertisements. The Netherlands outlawed spam in May 2004. The man is being charged...

Underage BitTorrent Admins Fined $60,000 Each

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Four out of eight administrators of the Finnish BitTorrent tracker "Finreactor" have been declared guilty in court and have to pay damages totaling 60,000 dollars each. The lawsuit against Finreactor has just come to a...

Florida Spammer Fined $11 Billion

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A US District court has ordered a Florida man accused of sending large volumes of spam to pay fines of $11.2 billion to a small Iowa-based ISP. CIS Internet Services in a lawsuit filed...

Microsoft Fined £331m ($613m)

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As predicted, Microsoft have been fined 497 Million Euros ($613m, £331m). This is approximately 8% of the profit Microsoft makes in Europe. EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is giving Microsoft 90 days to comply with...

PayPal fined $150,000

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The nation's largest online payment service, PayPal, is paying New York $150,000 in penalties after misrepresenting to consumers its policy on repayment when merchandise doesn't arrive, the state attorney general said Monday. ...

Kimble 'hacker' fined €100,000

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Thanks ice-xp Schmitz convicted of insider trading Self-proclaimed uber hacker Kim 'Kimble' Schmitz was yesterday convicted of insider trading and sentenced to 20 months probation and a €100,000 fine. Schmitz, who was...

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