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

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  • Published on:  10/6/2019
  • In 2012, while living in China, longtime e-waste recycler Eric Lundgren manufactured 28,000 PC restore discs to be used in refurbished computers sold in the United States.The shipment of discs, exact copies of Dell-branded Microsoft Windows CDs, immediately raised suspicions with U.S. Customs officers, beginning a chain of events that would alter Lundgren’s life for the next seven years.VICE follows the prolific computer refurbisher as he's sentenced to—and released from—federal prison.Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICEAbout VICE:The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE.Connect with VICE:Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-VideosVideos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.comMore videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideoClick here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6vLike VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceFollow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/viceFollow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/viceThe VICE YouTube Network:VICE: https://www.youtube.com/VICEMUNCHIES: https://www.youtube.com/MUNCHIES VICE News: https://www.youtube.com/VICENewsVICELAND: https://www.youtube.com/VICELANDTVBroadly: https://www.youtube.com/BroadlyNoisey: https://www.youtube.com/NoiseyMotherboard: https://www.youtube.com/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: https://www.youtube.com/NOCi-D: http://www.youtube.com/iDmagazine Waypoint: https://www.youtube.com/Waypoint
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