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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

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Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:30pm

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.