In continuation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s relentless campaign against software piracy, the Dubai Police recently raided an oil company and seized nine PCs loaded with unauthorized software programs of leading software manufacturers. The raid was conducted in association with the UAE Ministry of Information.
The latest raid gives a fresh boost to the efforts of Business Software Alliance (BSA), who have mounted pressure on software pirates and combated piracy by supplying information to the authorities on suspicious dealers and end-users.
The recent raid is part of an ongoing program orchestrated by the Arabian Antipiracy Alliance (AAA) in coordination with the concerned authorities to raise comfort levels for software manufacturers in the Gulf and the Middle East. Similar raids have been conducted across the Gulf over the past few months and will continue until piracy is eliminated. The UAE has successfully reduced piracy penetration from 86 percent in 1994 to 36 percent in 2002. — (menareport.com)
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