The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided one of the country’s top computer schools, AMA Computer College, and seized some P10 million worth of pirated software installed in its computer sets Tuesday in Makati City.
Head Agent Rommel Vallejo, NBI-Intellectual Property Rights Division (NBI-IPRD) chief, told reporters that agents swooped down on AMA’s branch at 5486 South Superhighway following the complaint of Autodesk Systems, Inc., distributors of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CS2, Adobe Premier CS2, Adobe ReaderX, Adobe Premier Pro 2.0, and Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Autodesk Systems lawyers had complained that AMA was using pirated software.
Armed with a search warrant, NBI agents raided Laboratory No. 3 and 4 at the second floor and Laboratory No. 5 at the third floor of the AMA Computer College branch and found 59 computer sets loaded with pirated software.
The 59 computers with pirated software were seized and taken to the NBI headquarters on Taft Avenue, Manila.