BSA to increase awareness about IPR in Middle East
Business Software Alliance (BSA), the organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, has renewed its resolve to increase the awareness about Intellectual Property Rights in the Middle East, by
adopting educational campaigns aimed at trade bodies, end users and the general public in the region. This was announced during BSA's Annual Meeting, which commenced Sunday running alongside the opening of GITEX Dubai 2004, the region's largest IT trade show.
"Concerted steps taken by BSA and authorities in the last two years have delivered amazing results. IPR laws are more protected in the region as the use of illegal software halved since 2002 and are currently at their lowest level. However, we are not going to rest on our laurels as we have
resolved to act more effectively in the Middle East," said Jawad Al Redha, Co-Chairman, BSA Middle East
The annual meeting also discussed various actions undertaken by governments in the region to uphold the statutes of IPR laws. The UAE has one of the lowest rates of piracy, due to the importance accorded to IPR in the country.
"By respecting the covenants of IPR, the UAE has created extremely favourable climate for itself for investment, attracting many firms in the high technology industry to choose the country as their Middle East and North Africa operations hub," said Al Redha. (menareport.com)
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