FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN EXTRADITION TO THE U.S. FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PIRACY

In a massive boost for defenders of global intellectual property rights, for the first time ever, an international intellectual property thief was extradited from Australia to face charges in the United States (U.S.). Infamous software pirate Hew Raymond Griffiths, who went by the online nickname “Bandido” has plead guilty to piracy, ending a decade-long hunt for the leader of “warez” piracy group DrinkorDie. We answer these questions in regard to the Griffiths case: Who is Hew Raymond Griffiths? What Crimes was Griffiths Charged With? What is DrinkorDie, Who is Warez? What Difference does this Case Make?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Crimes was Griffiths Charged With?
Who are the members of DrinkOrDie?
What is the motivation of these groups? Do they do it for money?
What Difference does this Case Make?

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