Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) is conducting routine inspections

Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) is conducting routine inspections on private and public offices as well as businesses, particularly internet cafes, who are suspected of using pirated and unlicensed software. PAPT will raid establishments with computer CPUs that have counterfeit copies of several software programs installed and other paraphernalia utilized for software copyright infringement. PAPT is in Davao City today, August 18, 2011 (Thursday) and the team will visit more cities nationwide throughout the year. In a news article published earlier this year, the PAPT said those who will be caught liable of using pirated software will face possible criminal and administrative charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 8293, also known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, and RA 9239 or the Optical Media Act. Violators shall be subject to criminal sanctions of up to nine (9) years in jail and a fine of up to One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P1.5M), the PAPT added. www.papt.org.ph
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