Lisa Chen

IRL Name: 
Lisa Chen

Lisa Chen is a California woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for software piracy, in what may be the longest sentence ever given to a first-time felon in a software counterfeiting case. She was originally from Taiwan and was also ordered to pay $11 million in restitution, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.


Chen was arrested along with three associates in November 2001 after local sheriffs seized hundreds of thousands of copies of pirated software worth more than $75 million, software that Chen smuggled from Taiwan.

Products that they smuggled included knockoff copies of Microsoft's Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Office 2000 software, along with manuals, user license agreements, decals for windows and bar code labels.

Not really a hacker but a pirate