The Delhi Police have raided Caba Innovative Multimedia Pvt Ltd for alleged
authorized storage and usage of 26 copies of Adobe software in violation of The
Copyright Act, 1957. Caba Innovative based at Connaught Place is an educational
institute in multimedia and animation. The raid was conducted under the
supervision of Dinesh Bhatt, Delhi Police Commissioner, KK Vyas, ACP, DP Joshi,
InspectorPolice and Manoj Kumar, Sub Inspector Police.
Several systems containing pirated Adobe software were seized. The seized
systems contained Adobe software- Photoshop 6.0, Illustrator 9.0, Photoshop 5.5,
Premiere 5.1 and After Effects 4.0. Navin Kapoor, MD, Caba Innovative Multimedia
Pvt Ltd has been arrested under Sec 63 & 63B for infringement of Copyright
and FIR has been registered against him. The raid comes close to the heels of a
criminal raid conducted by the police in Bangalore on May 17, 2002. Adobe has
heightened its drive towards the anti-piracy initiative and has conducted
special training programs for the police on Intellectual Property Laws and the
penalties attached on infringement of the laws in India.
Craig Tegel, Managing Director, Adobe India and South Asia said, "We
would like to thank the Government of India for the support they are giving to
Adobe in conducting the criminal raids to bring down the piracy levels."He
further added, "Adobe wants to educate the companies and individuals users
about software piracy and the implications of not legalizing. We also encourage
companies to conduct software audits and offer avenues to resolve any issues of
compliance and work towards a solution. Adobe sees potential of its solutions in
India and are committed to growing the Indian market."
Cyber News Service