Bahraini resellers caught in anti-piracy raids

Computers seized were preinstalled with pirated copies of Microsoft Windows XP

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  November 16, 2008

Two resellers in Manama were caught in fresh anti-piracy raids organized by the Bahrain Ministry of Information (MoI) in collaboration with Microsoft Gulf.

Both resellers were found to have a desktop PC preinstalled with a pirated copy of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

“We commend local authorities for carefully planning the raids and making sure that the resellers were unaware of our plans. This is how we want to present our anti-piracy efforts: swift, frequent and uncompromising,” commented Jawad Al Redha, BSA Co-Chairman in the Middle East.

“This will hopefully discourage more individuals and groups from assuming that they can easily get away with such illegal activities in Bahrain,” Al Redha added.

Just a month earlier, the Bahrain Ministry of Information oversaw the public destruction of thousands of unlicensed CDs.

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Microsoft and the government agencies are keen for a photo ops and publicity but only the small fish were caught. I will believe their effort if they can catch real big fish, it's rampant in Dubai, but big fish are not afraid, because these big fish that they won't be caught because the small fishes, which are more than them, are doing it. So as the GCC authority are more keen with the quantity than quality, they will be able to catch more but no impact at all. No to piracy is just a lip service in the GCC including UAE. You wanna bet

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