Cebu Offices Have 3 Weeks to Legalize SoftwareAdded: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
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Philippines businesses located in Cebu and continuing to use pirated software have received a strict warning from the PAPT (Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team) which brings them to a 3-week demand to legalize their software. The PAPT is a multi-agency team, which includes the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Optical Media Board (OMB) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Nestor Mantaring, Director of NBI, said in a written statement published in Manila Bulletin that businesses located in Cebu will be soon raided and should be ready to prove their software is licensed when the representatives of PAPT come to their offices.
Mantaring reminds that the use of unauthorized software in the workplace is a breach of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, involving stiff penalties including fines up to 1.5 million pesos or 9-year jail time. PAPT gives Cebu businesses 3 weeks to fix all the troubles. This period starts next Tuesday and ends at the end of June. The enforcement actions then start on June 29.
PAPT admits it doesn’t want to stifle the operations of legitimate offices, but only give the companies a chance to review their software and fix all forms of piracy they will discover, including mislicensing, under licensing, or absence of licenses at all.
This is not the first warning and raids of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team. As a country’s government-led anti-piracy outfit, it has been carrying raids against businesses that keep violating IP rights, especially in the form of software piracy. The last series of raids, conducted a couple of months ago by the NBI’s Intellectual Property Rights Division, 17 companies allegedly involved in software piracy, were targeted. 14 of the businesses raided were found to use PCs loaded with various kinds of pirated software. 3 were subsidiaries of a computer store, accused for selling PCs containing unlicensed software.
As the result of those raids 136 PCs (both desktops and laptops) were seized, as well as 8 CPUs containing unlicensed or pirated software of various versions, and also numerous CD installers of different software programs, all valued at over 50 million pesos.
PAPT warns that the raids, as well as all their other activities, are never focused on limited areas and they will be relentless in their actions against infringers always and everywhere.
June 1st, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
|and this is why i dont store anything locally.|
|Sucks to be them.|
|posted by (2010-06-02 01:26:25)|
|Thank you for the update|
|there must be some kind of new cpu i never heard about, last i knew, a cpu was the central processing unit and was not capable of storing software.|
a cpu is the microprocessor that is the brain of a computer.
example, 386, 486, P1, P2, P3, P4, amd k6-2, amd athlon, and other types.
do these people really know what they are doing and talking about? no
|They were probably talking about a CPU as a network server or mainframe, as it's the central part of the network that does most of the data processing/storage. If you were to talk about a beowulf cluster, there IS no central unit, since every unit in the cluster does part of the work and the result is combined for output. However any time a network is connected to a central server, the server can be referred to as the central processing unit, and the workstations can be referred to as peripheral processing units.|
Basically it all comes down to whether you're talking about a single PC or a NETWORK!
|i guess our (philippines) government is trying to find new source of income... hahaha!|
|Just like windsoral said, they're hitting the business offices in order to find some new source of moolah! They should hit the ones that are selling on the streets with these softwares, dvd, bluray and audio cd's since they are probably the source of it all.||
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