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Over the last 6 months the Copyright Inspectors attached to the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) in collaboration with a leading design, engineering and entertainment Software Company have conducted raids on 12 companies based in the Nairobi area and seized over 60 computers. 

The raids targeted consulting engineering,   architectural, media and entertainment, and other engineering firms.  The computers seized from these firms were found with pirated copies of Autodesk software valued at over Ksh 10 million. 

These raids follow on raids that have been taking place over the last 2 years.  So to date, over 30 companies have been raided, around 100 computers seized, and over Sh16 million in illegal Autodesk software has been legalized.

As part of the ongoing fight against software piracy, the Kenya Copyright Board advises all architectural, engineering, construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, process energy and mining firms to desist from using pirated copies of AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Autodesk 3DMax Design and any other Autodesk products.  Instead they are urged to purchase genuine Autodesk products from authorized Autodesk resellers whose details can be found on www.Autodesk.co.za or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Under the Copyright Act of Kenya, using pirated software is a criminal offence and guilty parties are liable to fines of up to Ksh800,000.