Counterfeiting Microsoft Windows Restore CDs Landed Me in Prison for a Year


  1. Roley Chiu

    Roley ChiuIl y a 6 minutes

    Uh who cares about the story, is that an E39 M5 EV????

  2. Indoors and Out

    Indoors and OutIl y a 7 heures

    I no longer feel bad about modifying a windows only laptop to run Linux. In fact, let's all make that switch right now. It's not that hard, you just have to rewrite the drivers to allow it. Windows does not recognize the Linux disk as legitimate. It's built into the drivers which are actually able to be changed. Each device has different ways to change this, so I won't go into detail. But suffice it to say that you can change the operating system after you change the firmware drivers even if it won't let you do it otherwise. I recommend converting files you have already into neutral forms that are readable by any major OS, and then backing them up on an external hard-disk that has neutral device drivers that will run on the version of Linux you are converting to. Why go through the hassle? Because fuck microsoft.

  3. James G

    James GIl y a 8 heures

    hmmm I highly doubt this guy runs his business out of the kindness of his heart. E-waste recycling is a HUGE business with the ability to earn tons of revenue. a lot of these "E-waste" recyclers buy computers, laptops, server equipment, etc at low bulk liquidated prices from large enterprise companies that have upgraded their entire buildings infrastructure. They then resell the bulk purchased items at Retail pricing. soooo its hard to feel bad for a guy trying to make a quick buck and not doing his research on label infringement lol. He should have never sold the CDs with the computer and should have just given them paperwork with instructions on how to retrieve the free restore disk? idk.

  4. Nathan Crofton-Bond

    Nathan Crofton-BondIl y a 10 heures

    Bill Gates is heralded as some sort of beacon of philanthropy yet he allows his company to cause so much destruction to the environment and THEN prosecutes a person who speaks out against the wastefulness of the practice.

  5. Secure The Bag

    Secure The BagIl y a jour

    i wonder if this is even real because it says no results when u search his name on the federal inmate locator website

  6. 144pBandiKam Unregistered

    144pBandiKam UnregisteredIl y a jour

    Respect for still rocking a fedora

  7. Lillith

    LillithIl y a jour

    Microsoft stole windows from Gary kildall so it's hypocritical to claim it's there ip that's being stolen ....

  8. jsadecki1

    jsadecki1Il y a jour

    The only thing wrong about him is that fedora

  9. skoronesa

    skoronesaIl y a 2 jours

    I support this guy and everything he did, except that fedora.

  10. Slimie Slug

    Slimie SlugIl y a 2 jours

    did he try to sell the free to download cd's? did he try to make a profit off free to download cd's?

  11. pat mourassa

    pat mourassaIl y a 2 jours


  12. 01010000 01001001 01000111

    01010000 01001001 01000111Il y a 2 jours

    wow 2019 vice wrote something not politically charged with bias bullshit

  13. Ben Richards

    Ben RichardsIl y a 3 jours

    Bro he's got this shit down to science, im shook

  14. Nilo Lee

    Nilo LeeIl y a 3 jours

    Microsoft ,dell,etc they are all greedy companies

  15. _pa0l194 _

    _pa0l194 _Il y a 3 jours

    well deserved to be in prison. why did he think it would be ok to sell 28.000 illegal recovery disk copies ? i don't know what recovery discs he has but on my recovery discs (even the Dell one) it's even printed on them that this cd is valued the same as the operating system and that u are only allowed to use with your original Dell PC. or if you get a Lenovo recovery disc that ur only allowed to use it on original Lenovo product. if he can't read that's his problem. and if you don't already own a recovery disc for your operating system ur just dumb. its not like you can't get them anymore. they still get shipped with 95% of all computers you buy. at least in germany

  16. Jesse James

    Jesse JamesIl y a 3 jours

    Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves. It's a bloody disc and you sent him to prison for over a year, in which his grandparents died. It just shows the sick corruption of corporate and companies.

  17. Suliman Ali Shah

    Suliman Ali ShahIl y a 3 jours

    I felt very sad when he said both grandparents pass..

  18. Faton Beqaj

    Faton BeqajIl y a 4 jours

    You can also get rid of Windows altogether, and go with Ubuntu Linux. It's free, open source, faster, safer, always up to date, and better looking. I think Open source software is the future.

  19. Eat Sleep Shift

    Eat Sleep ShiftIl y a 4 jours

    1,500 microsoft workers watched this video

  20. Willlerd

    WilllerdIl y a 4 jours

    I hate vice but glad they brought light to this poor guy trying to quit wasting

  21. Billy B.A.

    Billy B.A.Il y a 4 jours

    Wait wait, didnt Bill Gates steal his 1st OS?!

  22. Nathan Smucker

    Nathan SmuckerIl y a 5 jours

    Screw Microsoft

  23. myownname myownlastname

    myownname myownlastnameIl y a 5 jours

    I am considering going for linux and away from apple and microsoft.

  24. phoneflipp

    phoneflippIl y a 5 jours

    glad I only use Apple products nah... I'm not a sheepple 😂🤘

  25. Sniper Luna

    Sniper LunaIl y a 5 jours

    This guy looks like the heisenberg of computers lol

  26. android game player

    android game playerIl y a 5 jours

    this dude needs his record cleared for all crimes

  27. will crow

    will crowIl y a 5 jours

    50 years ago GM said they would do away with the back yard mechanic and for the most part they have. Tools are made specific to fixing cars that you cannot buy at the store, tolerances for the width and length of various under-the-hood jobs are too tight to reach. The corporations want total control.

  28. D Perc

    D PercIl y a 6 jours

    Microsoft, Apple etc design there stuff to fail so you buy new stuff. Explain why everytime new phones come out the old ones start acting stupid or just blackout and you can't use it no more. APPLE I phones???


    PAVEL JAKLIl y a 6 jours

    Good man..

  30. James Snyder

    James SnyderIl y a 6 jours

    $140 For a key is a crime of it's own if you ask me. Doesn't Bill have enough money?

  31. Sid

    SidIl y a 6 jours

    Corporate Agenda = [Pocketbook > People]

  32. J Daman

    J DamanIl y a 6 jours

    Same with farmer's- right to repair- car's and truck's take it to the dealer- it's already planned out and designed to make money and you can't work on it- or you can work on it thus voiding the warranty and buy parts that might cost up to or exceed the cost of the whole unit- and this is why landfills are full- people go broke trying to keep up with technology-car's-truck's-farm equipment- we can't be disposable------

  33. w4fjhDU514I1

    w4fjhDU514I1Il y a 6 jours

    5:30 The fact that he was warned doesn't mean he deserved this and it doesn't even necessarily mean that he should have stopped but it does mean that he absolutely should have seen this coming, he should have consulted with attorneys before proceeding, and this was very avoidable. The impression I get from the video is that he didn't take his potential legal jeopardy at all seriously and just recklessly assumed that his informal argument about restore media being freely downloadable would be legally bulletproof. A copyright attorney could have told him he was wrong about that without the lesson costing him a prison sentence. Remember folks: You can't afford to _not_ get an attorney.

  34. Dark Souls1

    Dark Souls1Il y a 6 jours

    Am I suppose to care about this cuz I really dont

  35. Mad Angle CutScenes

    Mad Angle CutScenesIl y a 6 jours

    Each of us ,should burn the same software and ship it to Microsoft .

  36. Edouard Lombard

    Edouard LombardIl y a 7 jours

    At this point I wonder what more Microsoft could do further tarnish their reputation.

  37. Dean Cartwright

    Dean CartwrightIl y a 7 jours

    Keep on keepin on. Don’t stop doing what you’re made to do!!! God Bless

  38. joseph smith

    joseph smithIl y a 7 jours

    Ive done 10 yrs i would like to help theese guys midiget senstances and what to expect wats real wats fake what u need where ur going what type of security etc etc

  39. joseph smith

    joseph smithIl y a 7 jours

    Thats a shame

  40. joseph smith

    joseph smithIl y a 7 jours

    I have this argument ppl barley get to no how to use there phone they need the next one

  41. oliverl89

    oliverl89Il y a 7 jours

    A fedora.

  42. The Unknown

    The UnknownIl y a 7 jours

    whats fishy they never go after the asians who running the show they always catch the little guys and microsoft don't go after the gov who are corrupted it seems the company with working with these ppl and the system wants you to plea guilty for anything same like they do in japan it seems microsoft and dell wanted a big piece of the pie


    JUSTO MOROIl y a 8 jours

    Bruh! You lost time, but at the end of the day, you f then I'm a hole for thousands! Good for you! 💪 F big corporations, they didn't really list nothing with this but kids in Africa recycling and in China, US do loose something every day thanks to them.

  44. Phillip W.

    Phillip W.Il y a 8 jours

    Lol, and the people who runs these corporation get away with all sort of stuffs that is way worst than what this guy did.

  45. Mr Collins

    Mr CollinsIl y a 8 jours

    Its Amazing what your doing by the way..

  46. Mr Collins

    Mr CollinsIl y a 8 jours


  47. Twidlesticks

    TwidlesticksIl y a 8 jours

    Why did he use copyrighted fonts why not just sell them as lundgren system restore cds i doubt they would have gave a fuck then

  48. camelazo

    camelazoIl y a 8 jours

    Well microsoft is dying , just saying!!!

  49. Mazinblaster Z

    Mazinblaster ZIl y a 8 jours

    It’s not like he is just trying to be altruistic or something. Give me a break. He was selling the disks. Can’t do that, dumb ass.

  50. Armin Jeddi

    Armin JeddiIl y a 8 jours

    how much you pay and how much u make. thats the real truth

  51. Frankie Mendoza

    Frankie MendozaIl y a 8 jours

    You know what they say about filthy pigs and and fat money... not much difference in them..

  52. Carl Basky

    Carl BaskyIl y a 8 jours

    If people here thinks it's microsoft only? you're dead wrong. Mostly all of them, apple, google and other tech giants

  53. Carl Basky

    Carl BaskyIl y a 8 jours

    Arrested for helping both nature and people have 2nd hand PC's. Sad.

  54. Seán White

    Seán WhiteIl y a 8 jours

    He was warned but he thought he could do as he pleased. The law doesn't work that way. Still doesn't get it either.

  55. Jas Bataille

    Jas BatailleIl y a 9 jours

    "Thousands of illegal copies of their software" It's a *restore CD* jesus fuck

  56. Damon Warren

    Damon WarrenIl y a 9 jours

    This is a wildly naive and biased report. Even if he has good intentions, he also knew better than to attach a logo-bearing disc to a device he was SELLING! And the VICE team should know better too. I’m calling BS and I’m a genuine fan of the work these guys do.

  57. thelocustemperor

    thelocustemperorIl y a 9 jours

    It's a restore cd, it's free. Microsoft should get sued and have to pay through the teeth for this. Microsoft has to legal right to stop a guy from trying to help people salvage old tech that Microsoft manufactured in the first place. People don't go around suing Ford and the car manufacturers every time someone restores and older model car and includes a manual with the thing or something to that effect...Microsoft is a fucking plague!!!

  58. Tim Meads

    Tim MeadsIl y a 9 jours

    You don’t get released from federal prison for good behavior. You get good time but still have to do 85% of your sentenced time. I did prison in the exact same camp he was in. Which is the lowest security around which includes not even containment fences.

  59. Justin Moore

    Justin MooreIl y a 9 jours

    We have so many more important issues to address... I have no Idea why this stupid crap appears in my feed. Right to repair is the dumbest shit to have this kind of movement.

  60. Madz Kie

    Madz KieIl y a 9 jours

    well for this reason don't buy operating system in microsoft., just download it pirately., buying from them only adds shit on there ass and stealing your money., yeah they letirally stealing your money for there own goods., fuck off microsoft.,