Illegal Autodesk SW seized

DQW Bureau
13 Sep 2002


Autodesk, Inc, a design and digital content creation company, has announced a

successful raid on Zee Interactive Learning Systems Ltd, an IT and Multimedia

company’s education arm, after the Bombay High Court awarded a court order

against the company.

With the cooperative efforts of the Police Force, the raid on seven premises,

six in Mumbai and one in Delhi, resulted in the seizure of 40 hard disks

containing illegal versions of AutoCAD, Autodesk Architectural Desktop and

Autodesk 3D Studio Max valued at Rs 76 lakh.

“This is a large IT and Multimedia academy that has invested time, money

and resources in developing their courseware which are then franchised to other

training schools,” said André Pravaz, Regional Director (South Asia Pacific

region), Autodesk. “They should understand and respect intellectual property

rights,” he added.


“This effort is part of our ‘Zero Tolerance’ drive against piracy,”

said Stuart Ong, Legal Counsel (Asia Pacific), Autodesk.

“We will continue to work with the Indian authorities to educate the market

on Intellectual Property Rights, and the adverse consequence of allowing piracy

to exist in our society,” he said.

Cyber News Service