A Chinese court ruled Shenzhen Mooer Audio Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and marketer of electronic effects pedals, flagrantly infringed on Electro-Harmonix’s copyrighted software. According to Electro-Harmonix, 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,” the company stated.

“Electro-Harmonix has successfully won battles with labor racketeers in the U.S.A. and ruthless mobsters in Russia,” said Mike Matthews, president of Electro-Harmonix. “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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