EHX makes Chinese ‘pirates’ walk the plank
Electro-Harmonix is claiming victory over what it describes as ‘Chinese pirates’ it accuses of having copied its effects software.
In a statement, the New York company says: ‘Shenzhen Mooer Audio Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and marketer of electronic effects pedals, was flagrantly infringing on EHX’s copyrighted software. Two of Mooer’s effects pedals, an organ simulator named the “Mooergan” and an octave pedal called the “Tender Octaver” included exact copies of the compiled software contained in EHX’s C9 Organ Machine and Micro POG pedals.
‘The infringement was so bold and blatant that Shenzhen Mooer audaciously copied the Electro-Harmonix copyright notice in the software powering the C9 and Micro POG. After becoming aware of this piracy, Electro-Harmonix retained counsel and aggressively sought recourse’.
EHX President, Mike Matthews, stated: “Electro-Harmonix has successfully won battles with labor racketeers in the U.S.A. and ruthless mobsters in Russia. After almost two years of fighting the Chinese courts have awarded Electro-Harmonix a nearly six figure judgement. Our victory is now complete and these pirates have walked the plank!”
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