Worst of its kind, pretending to be good
THE AMERICAN PIRATE
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS BY VIRTUS CORPORATION This notice served as a warning to those who had dealings or considering to have dealings and to all Consumers/User of the 3D Website Builder and Concept Cad. The following contents is about Copyright violation by VIRTUS CORPORATION of 114 MACKENAN DR, SUITE 100, CARY, NORTH CAROLINA 27511, USA. My name is Garie Sim, I am an Artist, Designer and Teacher in profession. I have been robbed off my rights by VIRTUS CORPORATION on my Literary works. In 1993, I invested my money on Virtus Softwares. I had encounter problems with the WalkThrough PRO. To resolve the problem, I contacted the Virtus Tech Support department and was told to forward my files and the libraries. Instead of solving my problems, Virtus Corporation copied my files and libraries. My works was published in their 3D Website Builder software sometime in 1996 without my knowledge and permission. There were more infringements on their Beta Softwares. I protested but they still go ahead and published my works in the sale copies of their latest 3.0 and 4.0 versions of ConceptCAD. These are the files that Virtus Corporation robbed from me, Virtus Website Builders (Ref. WSB-Doc1.jpg), (REF. WSB-Doc.2.jpg), Virtus Beta ConceptCad (Ref.Beta-C-Doc.jpg) and Virtus ConceptCad (Ref.CC-Doc.4.jpg) I protested to the management on many occasion about the issue of infringements. Admitting to the situation after long delays, they try to belittle me. Jim Hayne values the worth of my works contributed at US$159.25 and indicated that Virtus Corporation was willing to pay me US$1,000.00 (December 1998) instead, to cover past royalties and I will have to assign all right, title and interest in the images at issue to Virtus and disclaim all right to future royalties there from. At that point of time, I had spent 100hrs on my literary works it was estimated back in 1996 it was worth USD $17,000 based on a standard working hour of a US computer/designer. They use dirty tactics of delaying, diversifying and prolonging the whole issue. I later found out in 1999 about the US Law was to my disadvantage. I must file my claim within the statutory declaration period, that is within three months of the infringements. The US lawyer that I engaged in January 1999 and the high legal fees that I have to pay, have not acted in my interest. They have failed to inform me earlier of my position and it took them 3 months to notify me that I have not register my works in the US and therefore, I am not entitled to recover statutory damages. Being an alien, how could I have known that I have to register my works in the US within the stipulated time and even if I did have time, Virtus Corporation, Mr Richard Boyd, Mr Jim Hyne had abused and took advantage of the US laws. I was further advised that I could only recover the defendant's attributable to the infringement, plus my actual damages and these amounts will be high enough to justify spending approximately $180,000.00 in their legal fees. Virtus Corporation have taken advantage of the situation and abuse the copyright law of the USA against an alien. IF A BIG AND REPUTABLE COMPANY LIKE VIRTUS CORPORATION CAN BREACH THE COPYRIGHT LAWS, THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO STOP OTHERS FROM DOING THE SAME. (Ref. P-Doc.5.jpg) I am claiming and demanding for my rights on international ground. Virtus Corporation have NO RIGHT to publish my creations without my Consent or Approval. Virtus Corporation had NO RIGHT to tell others not to copy the rights of their Softwares if they choose to ignore my rights. Virtus Corporation have no respect for the right of others literary works. Therefore have set a very bad example and have tarnish the reputation of all Americans. With such unlawful act, the copyright issues against piracy can never be resolved internationally as long as there are AMERICAN PIRATE. The US Copy Right Law makers must realize that their copyright law could be abuse by their own against an alien's Literary and Artistic Works, who is not aware of such laws and legal fees. Please take note that to fight Piracy round the world would all be a waste of time, if the Copy Cat is just right in their own backyard, protected by their own laws. I have already spent US$15,000.00 in eight month period for legal fees just to be told of the US Copyright Laws. Not only must I be a very rich man to make my claim against a US Company, the end result would not be justifiable for my legal cost followings such Copyright laws in the USA. I am still determine in my fight against Copyright Infringement with Virtus Corporation through the Internet. I am voicing my grievances about the situation with VIRTUS CORPORATION and I welcome your views/ suggestions. All Consumers OF VIRTUS CORPORATION must realize that the software produced by Virtus Corporation is all a liar and are very misleading in the capabilities of the two mentioned softwares. I would appreciate that the US Trade and Policy makers stop the sales of the Conceptcad and 3D Website Builder,and that the said softwares by Virtus Corporation be removed from sales until this matter is resolved. PLEASE BOYCOTT VIRTUS CORPORATION SOFTWARES TO SUPPORT THE COPYRIGHT OF ONE'S LITERARY WORKS. Thank you for your kind attention, please Email me for your support. Thank You, Yours Sincerely, Garie Sim WARNING!!! Todate, VIRTUS have already wear a few new sheep clothing, it is called VIRTUS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION and all their related company are NXVIEW TECHNOLOGIES, RED STORM ENTERTAINMENT, INC, TIME COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT, IROCK INTERACTIVE, INC. and 3DVILLAGE.COM (Also Violated their own fellow American literary works).