SEGA applauds FBI "Cyber Strike"

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 1997--Sega of America Inc. applauds the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) efforts to stop the illegal duplication and distribution of software on internet bulletin board services nationwide, as announced today by the FBI's International Computer Crime Squad based in San Francisco.

Sega has been cooperating with the FBI in the investigation, code named "Cyber Strike," since last spring.

"Sega aggressively protects its properties and products," Shoichiro Irimajiri, chairman and CEO, Sega of America, said. "We are especially pleased that the FBI has taken this industry-wide situation so seriously and dedicated a special team to shutting down this illegal activity."

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo-based Sega Enterprises Ltd., a $3.6 billion company, responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega videogame systems and videogames in the Americas. Sega's World Wide Web site is located at (