Saudi private firms fined over use of counterfeit software
- Saudi Arabia: Monday, December 10 - 2012 at 04:53
The Saudi culture and information ministry has said more than 40 private establishments and retail outlets have been sanctioned for using or selling counterfeit software, Arab News has reported. The move was taken after lawyers of software companies filed the cases, saying the companies breached the copyright regulation that was implemented to protect intellectual property and computer programmes. Fines reached SR100,000 in some cases and some companies were closed temporarily until they rectify their situation, sources at the ministry were quoted as saying by the daily. "The total number of cases adds up to about 150 so far," one source said.
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