Progress against piracy

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Progress against piracy

When Chinese law enforcement authorities in July rounded up members of two criminal organisations allegedly responsible for US$500 million in counterfeit software, it was hailed by the FBI and software vendors as a considerable blow to high quality Chinese counterfeiters.

The 25 arrests, which included Ma Kei Pei — indicted in the US in 2003 before fleeing to China for allegedly creating fake Microsoft programs — represent the first results of an increased anti-piracy partnership between US and Chinese authorities. Such a working relationship is no small matter ...

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