Buying Software Yacht Replaced By Bartering For Your Life With Cigarettes

Plan A:

1. Buy or steal one copy of expensive software

2. Sign up for Google adwords

3. Sell a whole bunch of it

4. Buy yachts and mansions and antique cars and pretty much have a Nelly video party running at your house day and night.

Nathan Peterson, 27, of Antelope Acres, Calif., pleaded guilty in late 2005 to multiple counts of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated Adobe, Microsoft, and Symantec software via the Web. According to federal authorities, Peterson netted more than $5.4 million from the sale of $20 million worth of software. He sold the phony programs from his http://www.ibackups.net site starting in 2003 and didn't stop until he was arrested in February 2005. Peterson often included a serial number that allowed the purchaser to activate and use the product.

Plan B:

1. Practice saying: Please don't kill me please don't kill me please don't kill me please don't kill me to hardened criminals.

2. Repeat for seven years, or until they kill you, whichever comes first.

Plan A sounded a lot better.

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