Federal authorities have charged an Iranian man with conspiring to sell pirated copies of Eastman Kodak's printing software worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Navid Salehvaziri of Tehran was arrested in Virginia and charged with setting up a website to sell pirated copies of Kodak's Prinergy Evo printer software.
The website was called "KodakPrinergy.com" and looked official. But the software Salehvaziri sold to an undercover FBI agent for $1,500 was an unauthorized copy, with its usual security features disabled by a hack.
Kodak verified it was a full working copy of its commercial printing technology that usually lists for $345,000. It's the heart of Kodak's "direct from computer to plate" technology for high-volume, high-speed printers.
Salehvaziri will face the software pirating charge in Rochester.