Settlement with eBay Vendor is Result of SIIA’s New European Monitoring & Enforcement Campaign
WASHINGTON Feb. 22, 2011 the United States
Keith Kupferschmid Europe
"SIIA’s goal is to stop the sale of illegal software and teach all sellers to make certain they are dealing only in legal software," continued Kupferschmid. "As this settlement demonstrates, it is both a crime to create counterfeit software and a crime to sell authentic software without authorization. Our campaign will continue to educate, investigate, and bring legal action to protect software companies and consumers around the globe."
January 2010 Europe
During the last three years, SIIA has filed more than 100 lawsuits in the U.S. against illegal eBay sellers as well as sellers on other websites dealing in counterfeit, OEM, academic, and other illegal software. Many defendants have paid thousands of dollars in damages, and, in some cases, criminal charges were pursued and defendants sentenced to jail time. SIIA has also successfully tracked and sued the upstream sources of these products.
www.siia.net Anti-Piracy Division SIIA Internet and Auction Litigation Program
SIIA Communications Contact: John Crosby, +1.202.789.4469, [email protected]
PR Agency Contact: Beth Dozier, +1.202.429.1883, [email protected]
SOURCE Software & Information Industry Association