Monday, March 11, 2013Software piracy costs businesses $114B: IDC Only 15 per cent of employee-installed software in the workplace is problem-free, according to study commissioned by Microsoft
Thursday, February 14, 2013Lobby wants Canada kept on U.S. piracy watch list The International Intellectual Property Alliance is also seeking changes to Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act
Wednesday, October 22, 2008Piracy impedes growth of Philippine software firms Industry figures estimate the rate of PC software piracy in the Philippines last year was down slightly compared to 2006. However, industry loses to piracy rose substantially.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008Use of illegal software in HK dropped by 2 per cent An international report shows the city is making progress in checking software piracy. By contrast, in the Asia Pacific region software piracy went up
Tuesday, May 15, 2007China’s software piracy rate drops, Canada's increases slightly While global losses caused by software piracy increased by 15 per cent, in China the overall piracy rate has dropped significantly, according to a recent survey
Wednesday, October 04, 2006Toronto firm fined for unlicensed software use A Toronto firm has agreed to fork out $73,300 after an audit revealed the company was using unlicensed software, according to anti-piracy watchdog Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft (CAAST).
Wednesday, May 24, 2006RIM chief calls for patent reform The U.S. government is moving in the right direction with its efforts to reform its patent process by making it tougher for companies claiming infringement to get court injunctions, said a top executive at Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd., which settled its own patent fight in March.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006Piracy worries plague Sino-US ties U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez will meet with senior Chinese government officials Tuesday as part of a two-day visit to Beijing focussed largely on protecting intellectual property (IP) rights in China and preparations for upcoming trade talks between the two countries, the U.S. embassy said.
Monday, March 14, 2005Report looks at Philippines software piracy Strict monitoring by corporate users of compliance with, rather than government’s enforcement of intellectual property laws, could be a better method of curbing software piracy in The Philippines, according to a report by local private sector-led group IP Coalition.
Thursday, December 02, 2004Piracy threatens budding Filipino software company Anino Entertainment is a small, Filipino software development company engaged in developing games for personal computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile phones. The 10-man team comprising Anino has toiled for more than two years to produce its first PC game offering, Anito, the first and only all-Filipino PC game to date. Exactly a year after its launching, Anito’s developers came face to face with a formidable foe that is not only threatening the survival of their company, but, worse, is also dampening their zeal and idealism — software piracy.
Tuesday, July 06, 2004Canada lags U.S. in software piracy fight According to a report released by two software piracy interest groups on Wednesday, of the $107 billion in software that was installed on computers worldwide in 2003, only $68 billion was paid for.
Thursday, February 05, 2004U of T students in Guatemala Here in Canada we take technology for granted. Our personal data is relatively secure, Internet access is unfettered and no one comes pounding at our door demanding to see our software licenses. In much of the rest of the world this is often not the case.
Wednesday, November 26, 2003Licensing evolution needed: execs Software licensing practices must change to accommodate economic and technology trends,
officials stressed at the recent SoftSummit conference in San Jose.
Thursday, October 31, 2002Piracy threatens economy: report Although software piracy rates have remained relatively stable, there is no room for complacency, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft (CAAST).
Thursday, December 13, 2001International software piracy rings cracked A two-year U.S. investigation into international software piracy over the Internet culminated yesterday in the serving of more than 100 search warrants against suspects allegedly involved in piracy syndicates.
Thursday, May 17, 2001Canada tries to CAAST away piracy To pirate, or not to pirate, there lies the question. A recent study conducted by the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft (CAAST) and the Business Software Alliance, indicates that the issue continues to plague the software industry.
Thursday, April 26, 2001Office XP cracks down on casual copying Microsoft Corp. has enlisted some technical firepower to combat customers who fail to make good on software license agreements, which limit users from sharing copies of a program.
Monday, April 23, 2001Piracy crackdown in Asia helps Microsoft in the bank Efforts to curb software piracy in Asia are beginning to pay off, according to software industry associations battling the problem. For software vendors like Microsoft Corp., that pay off comes in the form of revenue.
Thursday, July 01, 1999Off-line Germans Jail Texan Pirate