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It's a tale of fish and piracy on the high seas, me hearties, the likes of which have never been heard before in these parts. The chief fishery officer for the Sussex Sea Fisheries District Committee, Stephen Holman, has coughed up to leading a secret life and trading illegally in thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit software. By day he was a real-life Cap'n Birdseye, by night he called himself The Software Man, but now this fishy tale has come to an end - the chips were definitely down for Holman. In sharp contrast to his duties as chief fishery officer - where he would patrol the waters off the Sussex coast and uphold the nation's fishing regulations - Holman was found to have ordered around 1000 dodgy MS Office Pro97 CDs from the US. He was found out after replying to an advert on the Internet. The double-life of the fishy fellow was revealed by Microsoft's anti-piracy brigade, fearless and unswerving in its fight against pirates everywhere. After coming clean, Holman was given a 12-month conditional discharge. MS anti-piracy manager Julia Phillpot said: "Mr Holman has been very lucky, considering he was caught red-handed with counterfeit software." ®

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