UAE: Illegal softwares found in training center
The authorities in the UAE recently raided a training center in Dubai and
seized 30 PCs uploaded with illegal software, as part of ongoing efforts
to protect the intellectual property rights and the interests of software
developers. The raid was the result of coordination between the Police,
the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information.
"The latest raid reflects the seriousness with which the UAE is combating
software piracy. The UAE's lead in launching campaigns against piracy should
send a clear signal to all parties involved in illegal practices that those
who violate IPR laws would face tough punishment," said Scott Butler, CEO
of Arabian Anti-piracy Alliance (AAA).
"The UAE's tough stand against piracy has made it the top choice among
IT multinationals who are keen to have a strong presence in the Middle
East. There is a high degree of trust and credibility for the UAE in the
global IT industry because it has succeeded in creating a climate that
is favourable to the development of software, through strong enforcement
of IPR laws," Scott added.
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