Unlicensed Software Seized in Bulgaria

Jan 27 2012 - 11:17

On December 13, 2011, the Bulgarian authorities, in cooperation with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) representatives, seized 26 computer systems with unlicensed software, during the inspection of a company based in the capital of Sofia.

The computer systems had unlicensed copies of computer programs the copyrights of which belong to the Microsoft Corporation. The company was not able to present documents showing the copies had been legally used.

Pre-trial criminal proceedings have been initiated under the Article 172a of the Penal Code of the Republic of Bulgaria and the computer systems will be considered as evidence.

The company will also undergo a tax audit that will determine the amount of financial damage caused.

For more information, please contact Preslav Penev at our Bulgaria office.

Source: BSA

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