NBI raids HCG for alleged software piracy

Discussion in 'DSL & Info Tech News' started by nomead, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. nomead

    nomead Member

    First Posted 16:12:00 09/08/2008

    MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation Intellectual Property Rights Division (NBI-IPRD) conducted simultaneous raids in two offices of ceramics products maker HCG which is allegedly using unlicensed software.

    Two teams from the NBI-IPRD went to the HCG manufacturing plant in Cavite and the company's showroom in Makati City. The NBI raid came following a complaint filed with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) office in the Philippines.

    Lawyer Jan Abigail Ponce-Roxas, a representative of the BSA, said they received a complaint that the HCG Makati and Cavite offices were allegedly using unlicensed copies of Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk applications.

    About 10 computers from approximately 40 computers at the HCG Makati City office were found to have pirated applications, BSA said.

    Roxas said they have considered sending a warning to HCG but decided to go for a raid due to the size of the two facilities. Normally, a warning letter is sent to smaller companies about the use of pirated software to give them time to convert to original applications.

    In a separate interview, NBI-IPRD Executive Officer Norman Decampong said they conducted two months of surveillance on the company, after which they obtained a search warrant for the two facilities.

    Decampong said there were about 40 computers in HCG Makati and another 60 to 80 computers at the Cavite office.

    Decampong said that the raid should serve as a warning to other businesses using pirated applications, particularly large companies.

    Just transfer it to the NEWS sections thanks
  2. klyster

    klyster Member

    Yeah 2 down, first anino now HCG
  3. philyoh_akoh

    philyoh_akoh Member

    yeah may adobe at autodesk kaya hinuli, kung microsoft lang wala yan hehehehe.
  4. noms05

    noms05 Member

    so does it mean kung may cafe ka with only microsoft applications hindi nila papansinin? cool!
  5. pmcastillo

    pmcastillo Member

    Parang highly active ngayon ang Autodesk ah...
  6. stanelope

    stanelope Member

    hmm nagpapadala ba sila ng sulat bago nila iraid ung shop?
  7. klyster

    klyster Member

    Oo dapat magpadala sila ng sulat.
  8. lordmight

    lordmight Guest

    tsk, pangalawa na to nareport dito ah, hmmm, dapat talaga nag abiso muna sila about sa raid. kaso di na matatawag na raid pag alam na nila hehe

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