Microsoft settles out of court with Dubai 'pirate' retailer

Illegal copies of software seized by authorities in recent Bur Dubai raid

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Microsoft settles out of court with Dubai 'pirate' retailer The retailer was caught with pirate copies of Microsoft Windows and Office.
By  Andrew White Published  April 19, 2010

Microsoft Gulf has reached an out-of-court settlement with a Dubai retailer caught selling pirated copies of its software.

Illegal copies of Microsoft Windows and Office were seized by authorities in a recent raid on a store in the Al Khaleej Centre in Bur Dubai, Microsoft said in a statement.

The out-of-court agreement, which also included an undisclosed sum for damages, stipulates that the reseller will refrain from distributing any pirated Microsoft software in the future.

"We are heavily investing our resources and time into winning the battle against software piracy in the Gulf", said Jawad Al Redha, IPR Manager at Microsoft Gulf.

"By intensifying our collaboration with government and law enforcement agencies we aim to ensure that resellers selling pirated software are brought to justice."

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