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    Default Country's First Ever Arrest over Software Piracy? :O

    Laptops Seized with Pirated Software



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    The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Taskforce, in a drive on Thursday, seized 69 laptops installed with pirated Microsoft software from a shop in Gulshan-1 in the capital. The taskforce, along with the officials of Copyright Office and law enforcement agencies, conducted the raid after a month-long investigation, according to a statement.

    There have been numerous efforts by the government to warn and educate retailers, but to no effect, Md Manzurur Rahman, convener of the IPR Taskforce, said in the statement. "We are now taking actions against the entities selling or dealing in pirated and unlicensed software, and want to remind companies that their pirated software business is a breach of copyright law,” he said. The use of pirated software also increases the risk of cyber crimes, he added.

    "We applaud the government's commitment to promoting intellectual property rights. This is a major milestone in Bangladesh's effort to protect intellectual property," said Sonia Bashir Kabir, country manager of Microsoft Bangladesh. "All corporates and retailers should take this as a serious message and stop using or selling pirated software."

    A case has been filed and the Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate it, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station. “Piracy is theft and it should not be tolerated. It is now the right time for the law enforcement agencies to show that intellectual property rights of the country should be respected,” said Barrister ABM Hamidul Mishbah, founder of Bangladesh Copyright and IP Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post

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    they just needed to get those 69 laptops for free and this is their preferred way of doing it.

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    but still those who do business/make profit by selling pirated software in CD/DVDs , this is a speed bump for them.

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    Why not directly go to shops in IDB, Metro plaza, Rapa plaza, etc. ?
    Software piracy right in front of our eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    Why not directly go to shops in IDB, Metro plaza, Rapa plaza, etc. ?
    Software piracy right in front of our eyes
    you know this is Bangladesh right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    you know this is Bangladesh right?
    You mean these shops are bribing the law keepers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    You mean these shops are bribing the law keepers?
    They probably don't care since it's wayy too prevalent and they'd have to shut everything down not just close one store. what'd likely happen is all the shopkeepers and their employees is make some pointless hortal and start random havoc on the streets. Also most stores are too small for it to be of any relevance but if a very big renowned store does it they might infact go after them if they don't have any connections.

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    Don't worry guys, it won't happen again, Microsoft Bangladesh is working to stop piracy, and they just informed db police on the basis of andaj, and this happened
    Onanno soft er pirated copy use korle problem hoito na :v
    Puratai Microsoft er kaj eita :3

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