Another software pirate sunk

Trading Standards hook counterfeit Autodata distributor

Published:  10 July, 2013

A MAN from Berkshire is the latest person to be caught selling counterfeit automotive software products.

Bracknell Forest Trading Standards, together with police and information company  Autodata Limited, seized computer equipment and a quantity of software disks from the man.

Responding to Trading Standards garage inspections, tip-offs from garage owners and Autodata customers as far as the Channel Islands, Trading Standards and the police raided his home address after building up a file of evidence.

The unnamed tool distributor who, as part of his occupation, had access to garages has admitted to making unauthorised copies of a number of brands of diagnostic and instructional software.

A spokesperson from Bracknell Forest Trading Standards commented:  "Our Officers are always happy to co-operate with rights owners and the Police to eliminate this trade wherever we find it going on. We are hopeful of obtaining further details of garages and will be working with other Trading Standard authorities to conduct garage visits to remove illicit software and take appropriate action."

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