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Anti-piracy raids in Kuwait.

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Microsoft Gulf, along with Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry, recently conducted raids on two computer shops using personal computers loaded with pirated software in Hawalli, Kuwait.

As a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the international association which promotes a safe and legal digital world, Microsoft provided the essential information that helped Kuwaiti authorities identify and raid the illegal traders, said a statement.

The raids resulted in the seizure of two computers loaded with pirated and unlicensed versions of various Microsoft programs.

C[pounds sterling]This latest anti-piracy initiative is a strong message from the Kuwaiti government that it will not tolerate crimes violating intellectual property, especially those that compromise our growing IT sector," said Rasha Al-Sabah, intellectual property rights manager, Kuwait.

"In collaboration with concerned parties such as the BSA, we will continue the fight against similar social and economic threats,C[yen] he added.- TradeArabia News Service

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Publication:TradeArabia (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jul 20, 2008
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