Partner jailed for piracy

DQW Bureau
13 Apr 2009
New Update


With the objective to create awareness on the usage of authentic products and

to put a check on the business of software piracy, Kaspersky, a Russia-based

anti-virus software and Internet security software solution provider is taking

action against resellers propagating pirated software.

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Zoom Technologies, importers of Kaspersky in India, has gone ahead and taken

legal action against the dealers who are involved in selling counterfeit and

pirated software.


Recently, Zoom Technologies along with its authorized Northeast distributor,

raided the premises of Guwahati-based Info-Care and has arrested the owner of

the company Prasenjit Mahapatra. The raid was done by Anti-Counterfeiting Wing

of Police.

“The showroom, offices and stores were raided on the evidences that was

gathered on-site. The owner has been booked under various sections of the Indian

Penal Code. According to police sources the seriousness of the situation viz IPC

sections under which the offenders have been booked, are such that the

culprit/culprits, as the case may be, will not get bail for at least six

months,” stated Aadil Haveliwala, Head-Kaspersky Division, Zoom technologies, in

a mail that has been circulated to Progressive Channels Association of IT (PCAIT)


Haveliwala has further mentioned in the mail that continuously taking action

to stop piracy of the Kaspersky range of products meant not only building

security features like 3D Security Holograms and tracking all the genuine

products in India with the help of its distribution channels, but also

investigating and taking action in the actual marketplace.