Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Warez leader gets 18 months
    #1624345 - 06/10/03 08:14 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)


Warez leader gets 18 months
June 9, 2003


AN ALLEGED leader of an online software piracy group known as Razor1911 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to violate copyright laws.

The US Justice Department said in a statement that Shane Pitman, 31, North Carolina, was sentenced by US federal Judge James Cacheris in Alexandria, Virginia.

Pitman, known by his screen nickname "Pitbull," was a leader of the underground internet piracy community or "warez scene" and was accused of piracy of computer and console game software.

"The group prided itself on cracking and illegally distributing the most popular software games, usually before their public release date, including such games as Quake, Red Alert, Terminal Velocity, and Warcraft II and III," the Justice Department said.

"Shane Pitman's conviction and sentence should send a strong message to organised internet gangs like Razor1911 that stealing and illegally distributing game software online is not a game," said US Attorney Paul McNulty

"If other software pirates still entertain the false belief that the internet offers anonymity for this type of copyright infringement, they do so at their own peril."

Pitman was among more than 40 individuals targeted worldwide by Operation Buccaneer, a 14-month undercover investigation by a variety of law enforcement agencies. Other groups targeted were known as DrinkOrDie, RiSC, RiSCISO, Request To Send (RTS), ShadowRealm (SRM), We Love Warez (WLW), and POPZ.

The statement said Pitman is the 22nd person convicted to date on felony copyright infringement charges as a result of Operation Buccaneer.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 2,838
Loc: United States of America ...
Last seen: 2 years, 7 days
Re: Warez leader gets 18 months [Re: TinMan]
    #1624826 - 06/10/03 11:03 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

18 months ain't bad for a man with his skills. Hell, it'll encourage him to become better.

Fear    attracts  energy  that can expose one to be coerced. Learn to overcome fear and develop enlightenment.

Freedom Equality Justice (3 of 12 Jewels of Life)

Nov.11th Veterans Ron Paul Moneybomb...www.Ronpaul2012.com

Check out campaignforliberty.com

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Well Versed In Etiquette
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 4,572
Last seen: 3 months, 28 days
Re: Warez leader gets 18 months [Re: TinMan]
    #1625681 - 06/11/03 06:14 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

It was just a matter of time. He obviously was a little lax on securing his anonymity. Funny I don't see Fairlight mentioned. Those bitches have been around since the days of Commodore!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Female User Gallery
Registered: 02/20/02
Posts: 2,229
Re: Warez leader gets 18 months [Re: TinMan]
    #1626011 - 06/11/03 11:18 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

holy shit, 18 months?

Imagine in a few years, warez just might be nonexistant , but I doubt it. The battle will continue, and media is supposed to be free anyway.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 2,104
Loc: azurescending
Last seen: 10 years, 12 days
Re: Warez leader gets 18 months [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1626354 - 06/11/03 02:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

nah, the crackers will just start uploading them to ftp's run offshores, through net cafe's and such. They'll be more careful.


-- The information I provide is only information from readings, growing of gourmet mushrooms, and second hand stories--

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: Warez leader gets 18 months [Re: Raadt]
    #1632719 - 06/14/03 06:16 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

i bet they could get quite a few donations for him. Razor has been releasing great stuff for a long ass time!


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Mom lets 18-month old smoke pot veggie 3,318 10 08/05/05 12:06 AM
by LeftyBurnz
* Black Mafia Family leaders sentenced to 30 years [MI] veggie 4,648 1 09/22/08 08:17 AM
by InTheRainySeason
* Tom Sizemore sentenced to 17 months veggie 969 3 10/18/05 02:00 PM
by veggie
* Community leaders welcome action taken against Leeds drug users [UK] Bridgeburner 596 0 10/10/08 03:02 PM
by Bridgeburner
* Schwarzenegger considers proposal to release non-violent drug offenders 20 months early Coaster 827 1 08/29/08 03:41 AM
by veggie
* M2SYS Fingerprint Software Integrated With Medical Marijuana Dispensary Management Solution Bridgeburner 1,107 5 05/21/08 08:05 PM
by Irieforester
* This Day In History - October 18, 1958 veggie 1,259 2 10/18/08 11:56 AM
by OneMoreRobot3021
* APEC leaders to make a toast with Korean mushroom liquor veggie 1,422 0 11/17/05 07:47 PM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
1,362 topic views. 0 members, 4 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
World Seed Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.024 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 16 queries.