Hungarian Company Makes 600 Counterfeit Dictionaries
The Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration’s (NTCA) financial police is planning to initiate a criminal procedure against a local transportation company manager who printed 600 counterfeit dictionaries to be used by company’s employees, causing nearly EUR 97,000 (USD 123,000) in damages to the copyright owners.
As the NTCA reported on its website on October 14, 2014, one of the managers at the transportation company, based in the Békés county, south-eastern Hungary, was given a task of providing dictionaries for the company’s truck drivers to help them with the basic communication in a foreign language.
The manager sent an electronic file of the dictionary content to a printing place, without permission of the author and after having printed her company’s logo as well as the title “Driver’s Dictionary” on the cover page.
The article does not mention how the NTCA financial police found out about the case, but they have confiscated the counterfeit copies and will be reporting the case to the Békés county public prosecutor’s office in the town of Szeghalom. According to the Hungarian law, the maximum sentence for illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material is three years in prison.
Prepared by: Csilla Balogh
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Source: National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary (NTCA)
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