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New UK Software Piracy Laws Enforced For The First Time

CRN reports that UK Trading Standards have worked with the Metropolitan Police to exercise the new law on software piracy.
Trading Standards working with Metropolitan Police
“The powers, granted under section 107A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, allow inspection of any premises where illegal copyright activity is suspected of taking place. Trading Standards is also now permitted to work collaboratively with representative bodies.”

Trading Standards contacted an individual after a tip-off from the Federation Against Software Theft.

Trading Standards commented “The law has strengthened Trading Standards’ position giving copyright offences the attention they should have received 13 years ago when it first entered into the statute book. Trading Standards can now fully operate with its hands untied and we can move forward to address something that has been ignored for far too long.”

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