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Raid Conducted in Nehru Place to Curb Software Piracy

On April 18, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police raided the premises of Yash Computers and the hawkers who are permanently based outside the shops in Nehru Place, selling software in New Delhi. The aforesaid reseller was mixing counterfeit Microsoft products with genuine Microsoft software and selling it to unsuspecting consumers at the same price as genuine. Software comprised mainly low-quality disks. The seizure comprised counterfeit products consisting of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Microsoft Project, along with other components. The raids happened on a complaint filed by Microsoft with the police.

When asked about his views on these police raids Saket Kapur, General Secretary, Progressive Channels Association of Information Technology (PCAIT) said, “We at PCAIT are committed to IPR and defy all activities encouraging software piracy and counterfeiting. The activity of ‘Yell and Sell’ pirated software should be immediately curbed and all those supporting it should face punitive action.”

Arrests were made and further investigation is on to catch the culprit/kingpin who is behind this illegal trade.

30-Apr-2013 17:12:27
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