Friday, March 10, 2006

Singapore Firm Criminally Charged in Landmark Copyright Case

An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

An interior design firm caught using pirated software has become the first company in Singapore to be criminally charged under tougher copyright laws, court documents showed.

Police lodged criminal charges against PDM International Pte Ltd before a district court Thursday after discovering 51 pieces of illegal Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk software installed in the company's computers.

Media reports said police raided the company's premises last September after getting a tip-off from the industry organization Business Software Alliance, which offers rewards of up to 20,000 Singapore dollars (12,300 US) to informers.

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