AAA heads to Abu Dhabi

The UAE authorities, acting on a tip-off by the Arabian Anti-piracy Alliance (AAA), recently raided three software firms in Abu Dhabi, confiscating two computers and 15 pirated CDs, and arresting one person.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  August 23, 2005

The UAE authorities, acting on a tip-off by the Arabian Anti-piracy Alliance (AAA), recently raided three software firms in Abu Dhabi, confiscating two computers and 15 pirated CDs, and arresting one person. The person in question was arrested on charges of IPR violation, with the authorities also seizing two PCs running illegally copied versions of Windows XP, Office XP 2003, and Norton Anti Virus. Another 15 pirated CDs were also confiscated. Scott Butler is CEO of the AAA and commented: “The UAE Government has been strictly enforcing IPR laws, which call for stringent punishments to violators. These laws mandate companies and individuals to keep evidence of the authenticity of their software. AAA is working closely with the UAE's various government institutions, private sector companies and civil committees to ensure adherence to IPR, as it constitutes a major pillar of the national economy.”

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