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Illegal online sales of counterfeit software stopped by FAST.

The Federation Against Software Theft : 12 November, 2007  (Application Story)
The Federation Against Software Theft has penetrated a software counterfeiting ring in Cornwall by purchasing illegal software and trapping the vendors
activity and signing of an undertaking not to do it again would be given weight in any subsequent legal proceedings which may arise. Rogers initially claimed that The Federation could not prove that he had sold the fake disc in question; however as the software creator that owned the copyright had actually bought it from him, evidence against Rogers was easily obtained.

Peter Allan, CEO of Primal Pictures said "As the unique worldwide provider of interactive anatomy software for the medical profession, we have very strict copyright protection on our products. Our software is the product of years of dedicated hard work by anatomists and computer graphic experts and it is used to train medical and surgical students all over the world. To have someone steal it and profit from the hard work of such talented people is unacceptable and potentially financially damaging. We went to The Federation to help us settle this without going to court, and we're happy that the rogue seller has ceased his unlawful activities so that we can stay in business."

Lovelock added: "We're glad to be able to help protect the smaller software vendors from individuals who have no conscience when it comes to stealing their hard work and putting them out of business. These creative firms are collectively the new 'staple industries' of the UK. They employ hundreds of thousands of people. If they get ripped off it's ordinary people that they put out of work, and we are not going to stand for it."

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