Nikon has launched a crackdown on illegally sold software.

?It has come to our attention that product keys for Nikon software are being illegally sold and distributed from websites,? warns Nikon in a message posted on the Nikon USA website.

?We have confirmed the illegal sale and/or distribution of product keys for, as well as the unauthorised use of, the following products: Capture NX; Capture NX2, Camera Control Pro; Camera Control Pro 2.’

Nikon urges customers to buy software via its own website or purchase a CD version from stores and online retailers authorised to sell Nikon products.

A spokesman for Nikon UK had yet to comment at the time of writing.

For more information visit the Nikon website