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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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Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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