Lyudmila Islamova, a small business owner, received a year of suspended sentence for using illegal copies of 1C programs. They were on half of her office computers, although Islamova purchased licenses for 23 jobs. The entrepreneur was threatened with six years in prison, from which she was saved by the presence of underage children and the absence of claims against her from 1C.
A story with an almost happy ending
Resident of Pervouralsk Lyudmila Islamova received a criminal record in the case of using a pirated version of 1C software on office computers. As the portal Znak.com writes with reference to the lawyer Ruslana Ishanova, Lyudmila Islamova was sentenced to a year probation. CNews reported that she was facing a six-year prison sentence.
Lyudmila Islamova is the founder and CEO of Istok-Real, as well as the mother of four children, three of whom are under 18. Illegal versions of the 1C software installed on a PC in his company were discovered during an audit carried out in September 2020 by the department for combating economic crimes under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Sverdlovsk region. It turned out that pirated software worked on seven of the company’s 14 computers.
Lyudmila Islamova managed to avoid prison bunks
According to Islamova herself, she acquired 1C licenses for 23 jobs for her company. Why she did not use them and chose to exploit pirated software remains a mystery.
Year conditionally instead of real term
Lyudmila Islamova was accused of violating paragraphs “c” and “d” of Part 3 of Art. 146 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violation of copyright and related rights on an especially large scale, by a person using his official position”). The criminal case was considered by the Pervouralsk City Court.
According to the lawyer Ruslan Ishanov, a number of mitigating circumstances helped the entrepreneur to avoid the harshest punishment in the form of six years in prison. In particular, the court took into account the fact that there was an amicable agreement with 1C, which had abandoned claims against Islamova. It was also taken into account that she had three minor children (the eldest 21-year-old son is studying at one of the last courses at UrFU).
Islamova herself is not satisfied with the court decision and is going to appeal against it.
Settlement agreement with developers
Lyudmila Islamova made an attempt to resolve the situation peacefully. She contacted the 1C company and paid a fine of 165 thousand rubles, after which the company agreed to sign an amicable agreement with her.
It should be noted that the total damage to developers caused by the Pervouralsk entrepreneur was initially estimated at 2.6 million rubles. As Znak.com writes, later the investigation “knocked it down” to 665 thousand rubles, but noted that the pirated software was installed “by prior arrangement.”
If all Islamova’s children were over 18 years old, the court’s verdict could be completely different
At the end of September 2021, during one of the meetings in the Islamic case, the representative of 1C abandoned claims against the entrepreneur.
The system administrator also wants to plant
Installation of pirated copies of 1C programs on office PCs in the company of Lyudmila Islamova threatens with imprisonment for two more people. This is the system administrator of the company and the ex-husband of Islamova, who holds the position of director in Istok-Real.
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Both of them are accused of violating Art. 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal access to computer information. ”The article includes four clauses, each of which provides for the possibility of sentencing them to imprisonment. By a court decision, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years.
According to the system administrator, he personally installed pirated versions of 1C software on the PC. However, he claims that he did it by order of the director of the company, the ex-spouse of Islamova. He, in turn, denies his involvement in what is happening.
Small company with tens of millions of revenue
According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Lyudmila Islamova founded her company Istok-Real at the end of May 2007 with an authorized capital of 100 thousand rubles. She is its sole founder.
The organization is engaged in the production of various parts of the pipeline, although its main activity is “Wholesale trade in metals and metal ores” (OKVED code 46.72).
According to Kontur.Fokus, Istok-Real completed 2020 with revenues of 42.3 million rubles. Compared to the “dock” 2019, revenue fell by 53%. Nevertheless, Istok-Real managed to complete 2020 with a net profit of 162 thousand rubles.
History repeats itself
The situation in which a business woman from Pervouralsk finds herself is not unique in Russia. At the end of November 2021, CNews covered a case when the court sent the owner of a small company to the bunk Ivan Krasnoyurchenko for using the pirated version of the Compass – 3D software.
The court sentenced Ivan Krasnoyurchenko to a year in prison. At the same time, for unknown reasons, the chairman of the Asbestos court of the Sverdlovsk region Alexander Voznyukthe person who made the decision in this case did not take into account the extenuating circumstances.
The entrepreneur is the father of two minor children, one of whom is disabled. Moreover, Ascon – Design Systems, the owner of the rights to the Compass – 3D program, had no complaints against Ivan at the time of the verdict.