In April of this year we reported about the worldwide anti-piracy sweep in which raids took place worldwide including countries such as Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The first defendant who got arrested in this operation is Jathan Desir, a 26-year-old from Iowa, USA. He pleaded guilty to felony information charging copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.
Desir was running or helping to run two seperate sites which were used to distribute the pirated software and music and movies. If convicted he can face a maximum jail sentence of 15 years. He will be sentenced on March 18, 2005.