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.