KRASNOYARSK, February 20 - RAPSI. Autodesk Incorporated, Microsoft and Adobe Systems Incorporated have filed lawsuits with the Krasnoyarsk Territory Commercial Court against local firms for unauthorized software use, the court told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Autodesk and Microsoft went to court on February 19 to sue a local tire-repair plant, while Adobe filed a lawsuit against the Trio company. The three global corporations seek over 900,000 rubles ($29,870) in compensation.

"The copyright owners went to court after law enforcement agencies exposed the defendants' unlawful software use during a routine inspection," the court said.

The court will decide whether or not to process the lawsuits within five days of their filing.