Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based
language learning solutions, is strengthening its efforts to combat
software piracy and fraud during the online retail holiday season, which
experts say will be the largest by far in history.
Last month it was announced that Rosetta Stone entered into a settlement
agreement with Google by which both companies agreed to collaborate to
combat online ads for counterfeit goods and prevent the misuse and abuse
of trademarks on the Internet.
"The Google settlement is a significant victory for consumer protection,
and goes a long way toward advancing our goals around software piracy
and fraud," said Michael Wu, general counsel of Rosetta Stone. "At
Rosetta Stone, we want to protect our customers as much as possible, and
we'll continue to work hard to help lend a peace-of-mind during this
busy online shopping season."
As part of Rosetta Stone's continuing effort to enforce its rights under
intellectual property laws, the company administers 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 the company's creativity, innovation and hard work:
Rosetta Stone has reached settlements in cases against 111 individuals
for illegally copying, downloading, sharing and/or selling of
counterfeit Rosetta Stone language-learning software. These settlements
include infringers located in the following 101 cities across 32 states
in the U.S., as well as two cities in Canada:
As part of its enforcement program, Rosetta Stone educates the public
about the risks associated with pirated software and its damaging
effects on the 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/global/anti-piracy.
About Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is
changing the way the world learns languages. The company's proprietary
learning techniques-acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural
language-learning ability in everyone-are used by schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world.
Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly
spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent
(including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in
1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a
natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can
activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any
age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA., and has offices in
Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and Sao Paulo.
"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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