A software pirate has been ordered to pay £700,000 in damages and costs to Symantec.

The software developer took Essex-based Robert Waterman, who heads up Nusoft Trading Limited, to court for dealing in 35,000 pirated copies of its PC Anywhere software. As well as being ordered to pay damages and costs, Waterman has been made to disclose information relating to the production and distribution of the software. He has also been issued with a court order that bans him or Nusoft Trading from dealing in counterfeit Symantec software in the future.

"This is a good example of Symantec's policy of taking robust action against people who deal in counterfeit software," said John Brigden, senior vice president, EMEA, Symantec.

"Our goal was to put a stop to this operation's dealings in counterfeit Symantec software and to protect any unsuspecting users from using fraudulent security software."

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