May 4, 2001

Argentina mulls Open Source move

Author: JT Smith

Wired.com follows up on earlier reports about a bill in Argentina that would require all government offices to use Open Source software. "More than 60 percent of the computer programs in Argentina are illegal, costing the software industry about
$200 million a year, according to the vendor trade association Software Legal. Until the country's intellectual property law was modified in November 1998, it was
perfectly legal to copy software in Argentina. Today, anyone caught with pirated goods
faces fines and up to six years in the slammer."

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