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
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 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
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 the computer software being used in Hong Kong is pirated, a lobby group for the software industry says.24 May 2006 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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