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|Rosetta Stone Applauds Law Enforcement for 13 Arrests and Announces 92 Civil Settlements in Software Piracy Cases|
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Applauds Law Enforcement for 13 Arrests and Announces
92 Civil Settlements in Software Piracy Cases
Company Continues to Make Online Shopping Safer for Consumers
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Dec. 2, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, today praised international, federal, state and local law enforcement for their work to combat software piracy and fraud. The diligent efforts by these law enforcement agencies have resulted in 13 arrests for online fraud and/or piracy of Rosetta Stone® language learning software. As part of Rosetta Stone's ongoing effort to protect consumers and enforce its rights under intellectual property laws, the company continues an active anti-piracy enforcement program partnering with law enforcement to stop IP theft.
Rosetta Stone recognizes the following law enforcement partners for taking action to protect consumers and safeguard the nation's economic security against those who seek to profit illegally from pirated software, including unauthorized copying, downloading, sharing and selling of counterfeit Rosetta Stone products.
- Office of the United States Attorney
- U.S. ICE Cyber Crimes Center, Homeland Security Investigations in Fairfax, Virginia
- U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in Harrisonburg, Virginia
- U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in San Antonio, Texas
- U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
- U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington D.C. Field Office
- U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- U.S. Secret Service in New York
- Glenville Police Department in New York
- Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in California
- Los Angeles Police Department in California
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in California
- San Antonio Police Department in Texas
- Danish Police in Viborg, Denmark
- Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, London City Police in the United Kingdom
- West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Police in the United Kingdom
- Rhondda Cynon Taff Trading Standards and Police in Wales
Rosetta Stone also announced today that the company reached settlements in cases against 92 individuals for illegally copying, downloading, sharing, offering for sale and/or selling counterfeit Rosetta Stone language-learning software. These settlements include infringers located in the following 94 cities in the U.S., and abroad:
Butler, AL Wellington, FL Raleigh, NC Highland, UT Vinemont, AL Dacula, GA Atlantic Highlands, NJ Spanish Fork, UT Gilbert, AZ Douglasville, GA River Edge, NJ Alexandria, VA Corona, CA Richmond Hill, GA Carson City, NV Richmond, VA El Monte, CA Haiku, HI Las Vegas, NV Smithfield, VA Granite Bay, CA Granite City, IL Bronx, NY Bothell, WA Idyllwild, CA Lansing, IL Brooklyn, NY Charlestown, WV Los Angeles, CA Machesney Park, IL Flushing, NY Millgrove, Ontario, Canada Monrovia, CA South Bend, IN New York, NY Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada Pasadena, CA Washington, IN Rochester, NY Dubai, United Arab Emirates Redding, CA Mount Washington, KY Seaford, NY Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK Redlands, CA Boston, MA Staten Island, NY Newquay, Cornwall, UK Rocklin, CA Chestnut Hill, MA Hilliard, OH Aldershot, Hampshire, UK San Dimas, CA Concord, MA Broken Arrow, OK Bromley, Kent, UK San Francisco, CA Fall River, MA Perry, OK London, UK Basalt, CO Woburn, MA Johnstown, PA Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK Quaker Hill, CT Portland, ME Whitehall, PA Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK Claymont, DE Skowhegan, ME Memphis, TN Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK Boca Raton, FL Clio, MI Channelview, TX Camberley, Surrey, UK Hollywood, FL Middleville, MI El Paso, TX Hurley, Warwickshire, UK Land O' Lakes, FL Ravenna, MI Kennedale, TX Birmingham, West Midlands, UK Melbourne, FL Saint Peter, MN San Antonio, TX Huddersfield, West Yorks, UK Miami, FL Charlotte, NC Waller, TX Caerphilly, South Wales, Wales Vero Beach, FL Clemmons, NC
"These arrests and settlements are part of Rosetta Stone's active enforcement program to protect consumers and stop the theft of our IP," said Michael Wu, general counsel of Rosetta Stone, Mr. Wu added, "This holiday season and throughout the year, consumers need to be aware of the dangers of software piracy, including the risks of identity theft, malware, spyware and defective software. Remember, if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is."
As part of its enforcement program, Rosetta Stone educates the public about the risks associated with pirated software and its damaging effects on the global economy and product innovation. To report piracy of Rosetta Stone products or inquire about the legitimacy of Rosetta Stone products, consumers should send an e-mail to piracy@RosettaStone.com or call 800-788-0822.
For more information, please visit www.RosettaStone.com/anti-piracy.
About Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company's innovative technology-driven language and reading solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). In 2013, Rosetta Stone expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha and Lexia Learning. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Concord, MA, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Dubai and Sao Paulo.
For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.
"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.
Steve Somers, CFA
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Source: Rosetta Stone via Globenewswire
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