Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Software piracy in Dunedin: Nothing to see, move along
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 09:02 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.



Microsoft reports its investigators came up empty when searching for software piracy in Dunedin.

Clayton Noble, the company’s Australian-based legal counsel, says that was a first for New Zealand. Usually the company’s investigative sweeps find something.

When the company conducted a similar investigation in Auckland last year it found six retailers selling counterfeit software.

In truth New Zealand is one of the least piratical nations when it comes to computer software.

The Business Software Association – effectively a Microsoft controlled anti-piracy organisation – says three out of five computer programs used in the Asia-Pacific region is unlicensed – the global figure is 42 percent.

In its most recent survey the BSA found New Zealand’s piracy rate is just 22 percent. That’s the third lowest of all the countries surveyed and just behind Japan on 21 percent and the USA on 19 percent.

[digitl 2014]

digitl on Google+

The post Software piracy in Dunedin: Nothing to see, move along appeared first on digitl.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

TV news trend
Created by Rickles, last reply by MikeB4 on 27-Aug-2015 17:43 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


WINZ expected to pay for a 3k treadmill
Created by johnr, last reply by jmh on 28-Aug-2015 17:09 (181 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


After upgrading to VDSL not all the jackpoints are working?
Created by yudumcan, last reply by Sideface on 28-Aug-2015 22:35 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Anybody believe this guy - Ashley Madison leak
Created by joker97, last reply by Fred99 on 27-Aug-2015 09:30 (244 replies)
Pages... 15 16 17


Broadband Tech Issue Forcing Me to Leave Vodafone
Created by Earbanean, last reply by Aredwood on 28-Aug-2015 21:07 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Post your vehicles
Created by TimA, last reply by scottjpalmer on 28-Aug-2015 16:12 (141 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Is there any way to hack my mini-pc?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 26-Aug-2015 14:42 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Need help with choosing 2nd car
Created by solival, last reply by Aredwood on 28-Aug-2015 21:55 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3