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35 Months for Software Piracy

Posted: May 11, 2006
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Ukrainian National Sentenced to 35 Months for Software Piracy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 9, 2006—Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced today that Maksym Vysochanskyy, a Ukrainian national, was sentenced yesterday in a San Jose, California, federal court to 35 months in prison, three years probation, and deportation to his native country of Ukraine. Vysochanskyy pled “guilty” in November 2005 to charges of criminal copyright infringement, trafficking in counterfeit goods and illegal monetary transactions—which included selling pirated copies of software from Autodesk, Adobe, Borland and Microsoft on the Internet. Having been in custody in Thailand since May 2003, Vysochanskyy was extradited to the U.S. in March 2004.