Macedonian Authorities Confiscate Computers, Pirate CDs

Nov 29 2010 - 10:18

During October, the Macedonian authorities confiscated three computers that used unlicensed software and 2,081 pirate CDs and DVDs in three operations carried out by the Coordinating Body for Protection of Intellectual Property in Macedonia in the capital Skopje and the city of Bitola, southern Macedonia.

The report released by the State Office of Industrial Property on November 11, 2010 states that, as part of this operation, the authorities also inspected a number of Internet cafes in Bitola, where it was established that a large number of these cafes use licensed software.

The report informs that the Coordinating Body, in cooperation with Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk, organized the training for the State Market Inspectorate and the Ministry of Internal Affairs inspectors on October 6, 2010, on how to recognize illegal software.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia Office.

Source: State Office of Industrial Property

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