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Hong Kong Government Crack Down on Software Piracy
Category : General 20 Sep 2009 09:33 AM | Industry News
Three managers held over software piracy
The Customs and Excise Department has arrested three managers aged 33 to 50 who allegedly were involved in the use of pirated software at two separate companies. The department warned that use of illegal software appeared to be on the rise because of the economic downturn. Twenty-two computers from a computer equipment trading company were seized in Tai Kok Tsui, along with 53 at an aluminium engineering company in Chai Wan during raids on Wednesday and Thursday. All the computers were found to have pirated software that would otherwise have cost HK$330,000 to buy. A customs spokesman said there had been 29 similar cases detected up to last month, more than last year's total of 28, as more large firms were breaching the laws.