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Adobe Settles Reseller Cases Against Software Pirates

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26 - Combating piracy one case at a time, Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced five legal settlements and two default judgments stemming from a single suit filed last year against resellers exhibiting at a Pomona, Calif. computer swap meet. Totaling more than $140,000, the five settlements will be paid by defendants, including Navnitlal Patel d.b.a. Computer Books and Software 4 Less Inc.; Haresh Israni d.b.a. H &R Software Technology, Inc; Dung Tuye Nguyen d.b.a. Softsnet, d.b.a. Soft CD and d.b.a. "sn software''; and Paul Nguyen d.b.a. World Wide Software and d.b.a. World Wide/STE. Default judgments have also been obtained against Myoung Jin Lee d.b.a. Hi-Com CD and d.b.a. HD-Com, and Eduardo Quiroz d.b.a. Quiroz Group and QGI Software. Currently, the computer swap meet promotion company, National Productions, Inc., is an outstanding defendant in the case. "In the war against piracy, the law is clearly on our side,'' said Batur Oktay, senior corporate counsel for Adobe. "We feel vindicated with such sweeping results and feel that the promoter of the computer swap meet is fully liable for the acts of the pirate resellers operating at the show.'' In a similar complaint filed before the Federal District Court in San Jose, Calif., Adobe settled with David Zelony, Jeff Zelony and Teri Cipolla d.b.a. Software Source for $350,000, after they sold academic versions of Adobe software to institutions and end-users without requiring any proof of educational status, violating the educational version licensing agreement.

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