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Copyright Cases - U.S. v. Kislyansky (N.D. Ohio.)


U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Northern District of Ohio


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

EASTERN DIVISION

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,


v.


LEONID KISLYANSKY,
MICHAEL KISLYANSKY

Defendants.
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I N D I C T M E N T


JUDGE

CASE NO.:_______________________
Title 17, Section 506(a)(1),
United States Code;
Title 18, Sections 2319, 2,
United States Code
Title 18, Section 1512(b)(3),
United States Code

The Grand Jury charges that:

COUNT 1

From on or about April 29, 1999, through October 25, 1999, the exact dates being unknown, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the defendants, LEONID KISLYANSKY and MICHAEL KISLYANSKY, did willfully and for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain, infringe the copyrights of Microsoft Corporation to Microsoft Windows 95; Microsoft Office 97; Microsoft Windows 98; Microsoft Office 2000 Professional; Microsoft Office 2000 Premium and Microsoft NT Server 4.0, by distributing copies of the copyrighted software without the authorization of Microsoft Corporation during any 180 day period. LEONID KISLYANSKY and MICHAEL KISLYANSKY distributed more than ten copies of the six copyrighted works identified herein, having a total retail value of more than $2,500.

All in violation of Title 17, United States Code, Section 506(a)(1) and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2319 and 2.

The Grand Jury further charges that:

COUNT 2

From on or about December 25, 1998 through April 28, 1999, the exact dates being unknown, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the defendants, LEONID KISLYANSKY and MICHAEL KISLYANSKY, did willfully and for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain, infringe the copyrights of Microsoft Corporation to Microsoft Windows 95; Microsoft Office 97; Microsoft Windows 98; Microsoft NT Server 4.0 and Microsoft Workstation, by distributing copies of the copyrighted software without the authorization of Microsoft Corporation during any 180 day period. LEONID KISLYANSKY and MICHAEL KISLYANSKY distributed more than ten copies of the five copyrighted works identified herein, having a total retail value of more than $2,500.

All in violation of Title 17, United States Code, Section 506(a)(1) and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2319 and 2.

The Grand Jury further charges that:

COUNT 3

On or about October 26, 1999 and on or about November 22, 1999, the exact dates being unknown, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the defendant, MICHAEL KISLYANSKY, did attempt to corruptly persuade Jonathan Mesok with intent to hinder, delay, and prevent the communication to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of information relating to the commission and possible commission of a federal offense.

All in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(b)(3).

The Grand Jury further charges that:

COUNT 4

On or about March 21, 2000, the exact date being unknown, in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the defendant, MICHAEL KISLYANSKY, did attempt to corruptly persuade Konstantin Ivakin with intent to hinder, delay, and prevent the communication to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of information relating to the commission and possible commission of a federal offense.

All in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(b)(3).


A TRUE BILL.


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FOREPERSON

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EMILY M. SWEENEY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

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