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13 men fined for selling pirated software at Sim Lim Square

Published on Sep 18, 2012 3:35 PM
Sim Lim Square. -- PHOTO: SIM LIM SQUARE

Four shop-owners, an assistant store manager and eight salesmen nabbed in a raid of shops in Sim Lim Square two years ago were each fined between $800 and $37,700 by a district court on Tuesday.

The 13 men, aged 23 to 42 years old, had pleaded guilty to committing copyright and trademark infringements on Friday.

The cases against two others have yet to be dealt with. The 15 men were found with counterfeit gaming accessories and storage devices containing copyright infringing games and software.

The raid was conducted by officers of the Intellectual Property Rights Branch (IPRB) of the Criminal Investigation Department at about noon on Nov 22, 2010, together with representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo.

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