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Custom officers in Hong Kong have broken up an alleged software piracy syndicate and frozen assets totaling $2.6 million. A previously unused organized crime law was invo...

David Jenkins, Blogger

July 9, 2004

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Custom officers in Hong Kong have broken up an alleged software piracy syndicate and frozen assets totaling $2.6 million. A previously unused organized crime law was invoked in the arrest of suspects, as three warehouses and eight outlets that sold fake video game software were shut down. Four men and four women were arrested, ranging in age from twenty to forty-nine, but none have yet been charged. Hong Kong is one of the most notorious markets for pirated software, and other goods, although officials have pledged to step up their anti-piracy campaigns in recent months. Source: The Lebanon Daily Record

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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