Thursday, May 17, 2007

US$55 million piracy lawsuits

Symantec, one of the major anti-virus software company, filed a total of US$55 million lawsuits against 8 software distributors selling pirated version of its Norton SystemWorks, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, pcAnywhere and Symantec AntiVirus Small Business Edition.

All the transactions were conducted online. However, the software sold contained no documentation information, directions, labeled packaging or activation code information.

The lawsuits involved trademark and copyright infringement, fraud, unfair competition, counterfeit documentation, trafficking, and false advertising.

The 8 distributors are:
Acortech, mPlus, Logical Plus,, Rowcal Distribution, Global Impact, and eDirect Software.

A similar article can be found here - Symantec pursues US$55m copyright damages (TheRegister)

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