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Rosetta Stone Announces Settlements with Ten Individuals for Copyright and Trademark Infringement
Language Learning Company Educates Consumers and Lawmakers On Piracy and Counterfeit Products

ARLINGTON, Va., Jun 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today that the company has reached settlements in cases against ten individuals for copyright and trademark infringement. These individuals pirated software, including the unauthorized copying, downloading, sharing and selling of counterfeit Rosetta Stone(R) language learning software. As a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Rosetta Stone is committed to fighting software piracy and educating the public on the risks associated with using pirated software.

Rosetta Stone CEO, Tom Adams, and eleven other CEOs, including Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, and Enrique Salem of Symantec, met with members of the Obama administration and members of Congress in Washington DC last week to discuss bolstering intellectual property protection both domestically and overseas. These high level meetings as well as Rosetta Stone's robust enforcement program demonstrate the company's continued commitment to fighting software piracy and strengthening intellectual property laws.

Rosetta Stone has reached settlements in cases against the following individuals:

  • Alex Ryken, Gayville, SD
  • Almando Boochoon, Jamaica, NY
  • Farid Feizian, Lutherville, MD
  • Jeremy Tate, Dunlap, TN
  • Joseph Biggerstaff, Louisville, KY
  • Lawrence Jeanette Ota, Fairborn, OH
  • Mark Dashiak, Bellmawr, NJ
  • Mark Parker, Lithonia, GA
  • Scott Easom, Lindale, TX
  • Undisclosed Company, Madison, AL and Czech Republic

"We are pleased that these individuals have agreed to cease their illicit activities that harm consumers," said Michael Wu, general counsel of Rosetta Stone. "Pirated software is likely to contain spyware, which can steal personal and confidential information, and may cause operational failures from viruses or malware."

Before purchasing Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions, consumers should verify that a seller is authorized to sell the program. To report piracy of Rosetta Stone products or inquire about the legitimacy of Rosetta Stone products, consumers can e-mail To receive industry-wide information about software piracy, consumers can call the Business Software Alliance (BSA) Anti-Piracy Hotline at 1-888-667-4722.

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About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit

"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.

SOURCE: Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc.
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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Rosetta Stone PR's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
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