A New Britain, Conn., high school student has been arraigned on charges that he ran a pirate software business that made him thousands of dollars. Karol Steczkowski, 16, was in court Feb. 9 on charges of first-degree computer crime, sale of copyrighted items without consent, and sale of copyrighted items without identification marks.

Police say Steczkowski told fellow students he could sell them pirated CDs, computer software, even first-run movies. Steczkowski bragged that he wanted to become "the main person to come to for bootleg computer software," according to an arrest affidavit made public.

"The arrest affidavit places...

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