Bosnian Software Pirate Sentenced to Prison

Aug 30 2011 - 16:00

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently sentenced Bosnian citizen Fahrudin Gološ to one year in prison for the unauthorized use of copyrighted material and ordered him to pay approximately EUR 195,000 (USD 280,000) in damages.

Gološ and his company Witnet, a software company from Tuzla, northeastern Bosnia, signed contracts in 2004 and 2005 with Bosnia’s Federal Employment Service to deliver and install Microsoft Office programs, which turned out to be illegal copies.

Gološ falsely presented his company as an authorized Microsoft representative and organized the installation of 150 copies of MS Office 2003 and 74 copies of Windows Server 2003. Only five licensed Windows Server 2003 were installed. After installing these applications, Gološ delivered a falsified license for 335 MS Office 2003 copies.

For more information, please contact Alma Vilic at our Bosnia office.

Source: Bosnian news portal

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