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John Lewis responds to claims of piracy

by Parm Mann on 23 January 2008, 16:19

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UK department store reacts in favourable manor

In a recent article, and with the help of eagle-eyed HEXUS.community discussion forum members, HEXUS revealed that a seemingly illegal copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest DVD had been playing on an Apple iMac at a John Lewis store.

Having contacted John Lewis to enquire as to whether the company was aware of any such activity, and indeed whether the use of illegal material to promote devices was a common occurrence, John Lewis' Corporate Press & PR Manager, Ms. Louise Thomson, responded with the following statement: -

"Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have fully investigated the incident and the shop has removed and destroyed the clip. We have also taken the necessary steps to ensure that the replication and publication of pirate material in any form does not take place in our shops. This incident is not reflective of our policy and we take very seriously the copyright laws and would not intentionally break any of these rules or regulations."

Louise Thomson
Press & PR Manager, Corporate
John Lewis

At HEXUS, we pride ourselves in our World Leading HEXUS Right2Reply initiative which allows manufacturers, their representatives and vendors to comment on the articles we publish.

HEXUS would like to commend John Lewis, a reputable UK based department store, for its speedy response, assurances and clarification of its corporate policy.

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