Posted Thursday 18th of June 2015 .

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Abu Dhabi Police force have arrested a national for the unauthorised dissemination of copyright protected films over the Internet through a paid file sharing website. It is reported that the CID had received complaints from the producer of the film (considered to be one of the “top movies of the season”) and, upon investigation and surveillance, identified the person as having been involved in the illegal uploading and promotion of the film. The arrest was made in accordance with laws dealing with Intellectual Property protection, combatting piracy, and consumer protection. The CID urged members of the public to co-operate and promptly report any acts of piracy or suspicious activity to the “competent authorities entrusted with the fight against commercial fraud and piracy, in order to protect both traders and consumers”. (WAM Emirates News Agency, 17 June 2015)

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