- Apr 10, 2008
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By Correspondent Rosemary Mirondo- The Guardian 21st April 2008Copyright infringement lands technician in the dock
A TECHNICIAN with Sunrise Computers, Msabaha Salu (26), was on Thursday brought to the Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court in Dar es Salaam where he was chred with infringement of copyright law. Assistant Inspector of Police Edwin Boniface alleged before Principal Resident Magistrate Sivangilwa Mwangesi that on April 11, this year, at Sunrise Computers along Uhuru Street in the city, the accused did infringe on a commercial basis copyright of Microsoft Corporation by selling a computer with serial number 02745835 to Wakianda Michael that contained pirated Windows Professional 2002 edition.
In the second count it was alleged that on the same date and place the accused was found with a clone computer with serial number NE8527A5M which contained a pirated Microsoft Office 2003 edition, copyright works of Microsoft Corporation. It was further alleged that on the same day and place, the accused was found with a Dell computer with serial number 065891 which contained a pirated Microsoft Office 2003 edition. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the court adjourned the case to April 30, this year, for another mention. Meanwhile, another businessman, Jabir Bhimji (33), was arraigned in the same court for infringement of copyright.
Assistant Inspector of Police Edwin Boniface alleged in court that on March 19, this year, at Q-Print Ltd situated along Samora Avenue in the city, the accused did willfully and on a commercial basis infringe he copyright words of Microsoft Corporation by selling a counterfeit Microsoft Windows Professional installation disk. The disk, with serial number 00089-181-570-538 and product keys K46V7-8Q9YZ- WTFT4-RTWG89C9B, was allegedly sold to Michael Berenju by the accused.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. The case comes p for mention on April 30, this year.