PETALING JAYA, May 11 (Bernama) -- The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and
Consumerism Ministry seized pirated computer software worth RM4.9 million during
raids on 26 companies in the Klang Valley during the last five months.
The Ministry''s Enforcement Branch Head, Mohd Ruhani Bakar said the
infringing softwares seized included Adobe Creative Suites, Adobe Illustrator,
Acrobat Pro, Encore, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Sound
booth, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
He said a total of 24 raids were undertaken by officers of the ministry''s
enforcement division and officials from the ministry''s Petaling Jaya branch.
He said the latest raid was on two companies in Damansara where an estimated
RM361,500 worth of computers and suspected unlicensed software were seized in
"The first company was raided on May 4, located in Damansara Intan while the
second raid was conducted yesterday at a company in Saujana Damansara," he told
a news conference at his office here.
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Mohd Ruhani said despite many raids conducted by the ministry''s enforcement
team against corporate software pirates, the use of such software by companies
was still rampant.
He warned companies that they would face the consequences under the law if
they continued to use pirated computer softwares in their operation.
Mohd Ruhani said if found guilty of copyright infringement under the
Copyright Act, the company and its directors could be fined between RM2,000 and
RM20,000 for each infringing copy of software or five years jail.
HTS AKT AO