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Posted by Paul Kenwood on March 07, 2001 at 05:48:58:

In Reply to: BMW ETK CD for sale.... posted by MJoseph on March 05, 2001 at 00:53:39:

Your email address does not work, so please find a copy of the text that I sent you below.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I note with interest your post on the BMW forums at Roadfly. We have been instructed by BMW (Worldwide) to investigate the proliferation of copies of the BMW Parts catalog.

This piece of software is protected by International Copyright Treaties, and any unauthorised duplication of this software will result in the strongest possible penalties for both the duplicator and the seller of the copies.

BMW have successfully prosecuted four individuals in Germany for duplicating this (and other) BMW software. This resulted in a large fine for three individuals and a custodial sentence for the most persistent copyright breaker.

With the above in mind please provide us with either copies of your receipt of purchase of the Original software that you are selling, or furnish us with the telephone number of your source.

If indeed these discs are copies, this is only coresspondence and warning that you will receive. You may be unaware that the software is copyrighted, and if this is the case your legal requirement is for you to destroy ALL copies and to re-post everywhere that you have advertised, withdrawing this disc from sale.


Paul Kenwood

Special Trade Investigation
PI (UK) Limited

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