Ore. task force probes pirated software, DVD sales

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) -- Southern Oregon detectives say they are building a case against at least four people suspected of selling pirated computer software and DVDs of TV shows.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/HpxrTw ) that a task force from local agencies hasn't arrested anybody but has made undercover buys and searched the homes of suspects.

The detectives say the scheme involves counterfeit goods that are imported and then sold nationwide on sites such as Craigslist and eBay. In Oregon, they report, sales were typically in cash at shopping center parking lots.

Detectives say the DVDs of shows such as "NCIS," ''Family Guy" and "Bones" work. But he says the software such as pirated copies of Microsoft Office doesn't have the licensing numbers that would allow users to run it.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/