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Copyright Infringement of Software

Clean software for all counties

Beijing has ordered thousands of county-level governments on the mainland to only use genuine and authorised computer software by the end of next year.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Mainland piracy sees US$800m loot: study

Manufacturing companies on the mainland that use illegal software have created an estimated US$837 million worth of annual 'competitive disadvantage' for enterprises that use genuine software in their industry, according to a study released yesterday by Microsoft.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Microsoft wins piracy case on mainland

Microsoft Corp, after nearly a year in trial, has won its first software copyright infringement lawsuit on the mainland against a Shanghai-based insurance firm.

The Shanghai Pudong People's Court yesterday ruled against Dazhong Insurance and ordered it to pay 2.17 million yuan (HK$2.47 million) in damages to Microsoft.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am


How can software piracy be reduced?

Software piracy is still serious; there are still people selling pirated software on the street. I think the government should take action to stop software piracy because it affects software designers' incomes. Therefore, software piracy is unfair to those people as they have spent a lot of time on their work.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

New law offers bosses chance to mend ways on piracy

Directors and partners of firms found using pirated software can avoid prosecution if they can present budgets for or receipts proving they had bought genuine software, a government official said yesterday.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

More than half of HK software illegal, lobby group says

More than half the computer software being used in Hong Kong is pirated, a lobby group for the software industry says.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Copyright official dismisses software piracy claim

A top mainland copyright official yesterday angrily rejected accusations by US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez of widespread use of pirated software in Chinese government agencies.

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sting nets pirated cartoon discs

Customs seizes $310,000 in videos marketed on Web

A jobless man and his girlfriend who allegedly placed a list of more than 200 pirated Japanese cartoon movies on an internet auction site have been arrested in an undercover sting, a senior customs officer said yesterday.

18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Software piracy rife despite China's efforts to crack down

Jockey Club struggles to find legitimate programs on shelves

As the Hong Kong Jockey Club's chief information officer, Steve Beason is the steward behind a large technology infrastructure that helps run the giant gaming institution.

19 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Wave of fakes buoys piracy tale

Filmmaker He Jianjun didn't just sit around bemoaning China's pirate DVD problem - he made a film about it. But the resulting Pirated Copy isn't a simple denunciation of the illegal trade. It's a clever drama exploring how illegal DVDs have become a cultural phenomenon in China, affecting all levels of society.

23 May 2004 - 12:00am