13 fined for selling pirated software at Sim Lim Square
They were nabbed in a raid of shops in Sim Lim Square two years ago. -AsiaOne
SINGAPORE - Four shop-owners, an assistant store manager and eight salesmen were fined between $800 and $37,000 on Tuesday for committing copyright and trademark infringements.
The 13 men - aged between 23 and 42 years old - were nabbed in a raid of shops in Sim Lim Square two years ago.
They pleaded guilty to their offences on Friday, reported the Straits Times.
However, the cases against two others have yet to be dealt with.
During the raid conducted by Intellectual Property Rights Branch (IPRB) of the Criminal Investigation Department, the 15 men were found with counterfeit gaming accessories.
Storage devices containing copyright infringing games and software were also found on them during the raid on Nov 22, 2010 where representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo were also present.
Receiving the stiffest fine of $37,700 was Lim Kiam Hong, 39, the assistant manager at Play Edge, Jizz Mobile Game Craft.
Partners running the Mobile Evolution and Evolution Gaming outlets, Ronald Luke, 28, and He Yanping, 27, were fined $34,700 and $7,500 respectively.
A $19,600 fine was dealt to Ronnie Ho Choon Wah, 38, the owner of Game Craft, while the owner of Play Edge and Jizz Mobile, Ho Kwang Wah, 42, was fined $25,000.
The eight sales assistants are:
Dean Lew Chee Meang, 33, fined $10,200
Chua Soon, 38, fined $10,200
Dave Lew Chee Seang, 27, fined $9,000
Tan Choon Keap, 31, fined $9,000
Justin Yang Jiarong, 23, fined $3,800
Jack Muang Lwin Htoo Nuang, 24, $3,800
Steve Pang Wei Keong, 26, fined $3,800
Alan Liang Chuan Heng, 29, fined $800
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