April 27, 2009 3:05:15 am
Adobe Systems Incorporated has launched a drive to battle software piracy. They will be working in collaboration with local law enforcement and government authorities across the country.
According to a statement issued by Adobe Systems recently,the drive is designed to curb software piracy across various industries. The initiative had 25 civil enforcement actions conducted recently across six major cities and other key locations in the country.
Organisations suspected of unlawfully using Adobe software are potentially liable for both civil and criminal penalties,including payment of damages and undertaking actions to use fully licensed software only,said a press release.
The enforcement actions recently undertaken on behalf of Adobe encompassed a broad cross section of users within commercial institutions,IT and BPO industry,and other organisations dealing with creative content. Each year,software companies worldwide lose over $47 billion in revenue to piracy,according to a research conducted by the Business Software Alliance.
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Commenting on the drive,Sandeep Mehrotra,sales director,Adobe India said,Our first priority is to inform and excite our customers about the power of Adobe Creative and business solutions. At the same time,we educate our users on Adobe licensing programs and the concept of software asset management to ensure they are working within the law. Wherever we find violations of our intellectual property,we will take legal action against both the distribution channel and purchaser to protect our rights, he said.
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