UAE resellers caught in breach of copyright laws
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Information have stepped up its enforcement activities against traders and users of illegal software in the Emirates. The raids conducted by the Ministry resulted in 34 active resellers found guilty of dealing in illegal software whereby a total of 47 PCs were seized all of which were loaded with illegal software including Windows 98, Windows XP, Office XP and Adobe Photo Shop. In addition 550 counterfeit CDs, carrying illegal copies of Windows 98, Windows XP, Office 97 and Office XP were also confiscated.
The UAE government recently passed an amended new Federal copyright law to further improve the country’s already effective copyright law. Hence, the UAE continues to set a precedent in its commitment towards protecting the creator with a clear objective to nurture a successful and prosperous economy.
The Business Software Alliance is an international organization representing leading software and e-commerce developers in 65 countries around the world. Established in 1988, BSA has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. As the voice of the software industry, the BSA helps governments and consumers understand how software strengthens the economy, worker productivity and global development; and how its further expansion hinges on the successful fight against software piracy and Internet theft. — (menareport.com)
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