Sharjah Police seize two PCs loaded with illegal software in surprise raid
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Information and the Sharjah Police raided a reseller in Sharjah and seized two PCs loaded with pirated software, reported a press release.
The reseller had a history of downloading pirated software on PCs intended for sale. In the first raid in the Emirate in 2004, the police also seized 81 CDs containing copies of pirated software and programs, including Windows XP, Office XP, Office 2000 and Windows 98.
“These raids reflect the continued commitment on the part of the UAE authorities to protect Intellectual property Rights (IPR) in the country. With the concerted efforts of the Ministry of Information, the police and the Arabian Antipiracy Alliance (AAA), public opinion has shifted in favor of protection of IPR. The tremendous fall in piracy rates is well documented by now,” said CEO of Arabian (AAA), Scott Butler. — (menareport.com)
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