Bahrain decries use of unlicensed software

Bahrain’s Ministry of Information has initiated action against companies using unlicensed software in their daily operations.

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By  Vijaya George Published  June 12, 2002

Bahrain’s Ministry of Information has initiated action against companies using unlicensed software in their daily operations. Recently, the Ministry raided two companies and 74 PCs loaded with unlicensed computer applications were confiscated.

More than 11 computer programs were found on the confiscated PCs, representing thousands of Bahraini Dinars in losses to the IT sector. These include Microsoft Windows 95 and 98, NT, and 2000; Microsoft Office 97 and Visual Basic 4.0 and 5.0, in addition to Adobe Photoshop 5.5 and Symantec Norton Anti Virus 2002 and Autodesk Autocad 14 and 2002.

Regional director of Business Software Alliance Jawad Al Redha lauded the Ministry’s stance against software pirates, stating that the Kingdom of Bahrain was amongst the first countries of the region to encourage the information technology sector and defend its rights and the rights of those working in it. The fight against piracy has also been stepped up in the UAE and Oman.

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