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UK sets up regional counter-piracy HQ in Bahrain

A multi-million dollar headquarters to oversee the UK's counter-piracy and maritime anti-terrorism efforts in the Gulf will open next week in Bahrain, a report said. The BD6.3 million ($16.5 million) expansion of the UK Mariti

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US Congress puts brakes on anti-piracy bills

US lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he would postpone a critical vote

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Opposition grows against anti-piracy bills

Some members of the US Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored. Conte

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Opposition grows against anti-piracy bills

Some members of the US Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored. Conte

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Anti-piracy raid on Abu Dhabi resellers

Anti-piracy authorities in Abu Dhabi recently collaborated with Microsoft Gulf, a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), to conduct raids on three Abu Dhabi-based IT resellers. The raids resulted in the confiscation of suspected c

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BSA trains Kuwait govt staff in anti-piracy

Business Software Alliance (BSA), a leading advocate for the software industry, has partnered with the Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry to impart anti-piracy training to the Ministry’s inspectors. The sessions focused on education,

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Microsoft continues UAE anti-piracy raids

As part of its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of pirated software, Microsoft Gulf had filed criminal complaints which led to five anti-piracy raids on resellers in the UAE during the last month. Raids were conducted in Dubai and Sharja

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UAE cracks down on illegal Dish TV dealers

The UAE's Ministry of Economy (MoE) has issued directives to the concerned authorities to clamp down on unauthorised Dish TV dealers. The directives strongly emphasize that selling these boxes in the UAE is prohibited as it violates na

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MoE launches anti-piracy campaign

The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has launched an anti-piracy awareness campaign called “Using unlicensed software can shut down your business” to educate the public on the consequences of selling and using pirated software. The campaign, whic

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49 countries celebrate Anti-Piracy day

Microsoft Global Anti-Piracy Day was celebrated last week with the simultaneous launch of education initiatives and enforcement actions in 49 countries on six continents. Microsoft Gulf participated in this event. The programmes in

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