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IT sector ‘hit by 58pc software piracy rate’

Middle East and Africa as a whole has a software piracy rate of 58 per cent, and this unauthorized usage of copyrighted software is among the most significant threats to the IT industry in the region, said a top official. “I

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Qatar steps up efforts to cut software piracy

The Ministry of Justice in Qatar announced that, in collaboration with Adobe Systems, it is stepping up efforts to protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and further reduce software piracy in the country. During the press conf

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Better enforcement of anti-piracy law urged

Laws against software piracy in Bahrain are excellent but enforcement needs to be better, said a top official, adding that the kingdom should carry out a nationwide crackdown in a bid to regain its position as a financial centre of the GCC.

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PC software piracy rate in UAE sees no change

Installations of unlicensed software on personal computers in the UAE remained unchanged at 36 per cent from 2008 to 2009, said a study. The Business Software Alliance (BSA), an international association representing the global software in

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UAE has ‘lowest’ software piracy rate in Gulf

The UAE currently has the lowest software piracy rate in the Gulf, and government-led efforts could reduce the rate by a further 10 per cent through 2012, said a report. This reduction could boost the local IT sector’s revenue by Dh1.11 bi

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IPR forum to tackle cyber crime issues

Cyber crime issues and software piracy in the region will be the focus of an upcoming intellectual property rights (IPR) forum in Beirut. The fifth annual Pan Arab Intellectual Property Rights Forum will be held from January 19 to 20.

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BSA seeks stiffer penalties for IPR violators

Business Software Alliance (BSA) has recommended stiffer penalties for violators of intellectual property rights (IPR) and intensified enforcement campaign to tackle software piracy in the UAE. BSA is a leading global organisation that is

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BSA seeks stiffer penalties for IPR violators

Business Software Alliance (BSA) has recommended stiffer penalties for violators of intellectual property rights (IPR) and intensified enforcement campaign to tackle software piracy in the UAE. BSA is a leading global organisation that is

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World software piracy up, China improves: study

Software piracy grew last year, accounting for 41 per cent of all PC software installed, with losses to companies estimated at $53 billion, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has said. Worldwide piracy rates rose from 38 per cent of soft

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Microsoft, UAE in anti-piracy raids

Microsoft and the UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) conducted anti-piracy raids on two computer resellers in Dubai who were found downloading business software without authorisation. Microsoft, a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA),

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