Computer piracy drops remarkably in Egypt

Published May 30th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A recently published report by the International Computer Programs Producers Association showed that computer software piracy rates in Egypt have dropped dramatically in recent years.  


Local computer piracy rates declined to 56 percent in 2000, down from 75 percent in 1999, reflecting a 19 percent fall, according to Al-Ahram. Losses due to copying right violations and counterfeit computer software in Egypt reached $32 million in the past year. 


The drop is attributed to increased compliance by businesses as well as stricter enforcement of regulations by Egyptian law agencies and the Culture Ministry, which are responsible for monitoring and supervising the software business. ― (MENA Report)

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