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Delhi Police conducts first corporate criminal end user raid

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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

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