Software Industry Fights Sales of Counterfeit Goods Online

Federation Against Software Theft welcomes industry initiative A new industry-driven initiative aimed at reducing the sales of counterfeit goods online has been welcomed by the Federation Against Software Theft, as an important step in the fight against piracy. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed on May 5th 2011 by a number of rights-holders, Internet platforms and trade associations, has brought together brands such as Amazon, Burberry, eBay, Microsoft and the Motion Picture Association of America. Julian Heathcote Hobbins, General Counsel, FAST, stated: “From our perspective this can only been seen as a positive move.  It represents the conclusion of one of the main planks of the European Commission’s September 2008 communication on enhancing the campaign to protect intelle... »