Omani firm Taken to Court for Software Piracy
An Omani company faces prosecution after it was caught selling 62 personal computers with illegal software, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA), cited by Khaleej Times.
According to the report, a raid by the Ministry of National Heritage found the company using unlicensed software in its business operations and illegal software packages from Adobe, Lotus, Macromedia, AutoDesk, Symantec, Network Associates and Microsoft in use at the company.
The penalty in Oman for the use of illegal software can include a jail sentence of up to two years and fines of up to 2,000 riyals, said the paper.
The BSA introduces itself as an international organization representing leading software and e-commerce developers in 65 countries around the world. Established in 1988, BSA has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
It works on educating computer users about software copyrights; advocates public policies that foster innovation and expands trade opportunities; and fights software piracy, according to its homepage – Albawba.com