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Anti-piracy raids in Kuwait

Kuwait, July 20, 2008

Microsoft Gulf, along with Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry, recently conducted raids on two computer shops using personal computers loaded with pirated software in Hawalli, Kuwait.

As a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the international association which promotes a safe and legal digital world, Microsoft provided the essential information that helped Kuwaiti authorities identify and raid the illegal traders, said a statement.

The raids resulted in the seizure of two computers loaded with pirated and unlicensed versions of various Microsoft programs.

“This latest anti-piracy initiative is a strong message from the Kuwaiti government that it will not tolerate crimes violating intellectual property, especially those that compromise our growing IT sector," said Rasha Al-Sabah, intellectual property rights manager, Kuwait.

"In collaboration with concerned parties such as the BSA, we will continue the fight against similar social and economic threats,” he added.- TradeArabia News Service




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