Autodesk Takes Philippine Company To Task

“After conducting surveillance operations based on intelligence reports that an Ortigas-based company was using unauthorized copies of the software, the NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] acquired a search warrant from Judge Reynaldo Ros of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 33. The seized computers where the fake Autocad software were installed have an estimated value of about P5.5 million.”

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And some people think that by agreeing to the Autodesk EULA, Autodesk officials will one day barge into their office, turn it upside down and rob their valuable data, all in the name of checking for softare piracy.