May 23, 2001

Software piracy on the rise in Asia

Author: JT Smith

ComputerWorld: "According to the BSA, education and law enforcement have made the biggest dents in the areas where piracy fell.

In the U.S., for example, companies can be fined up to $150,000 for each piece of pirated software. "Clearly this not a traffic ticket," said
Bob Kruger, BSA's vice president of enforcement.

"They mistakingly think that if they're caught, all they have to do is go out and do what they should have in the first place . . . buy legal
copies," Kruger continued. "It can cost them two, three or four times as much as what would have cost to make sure software is fully

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