Guys ..We know that it is late for India to look into this serious matter of Software Piracy, but as the saying goes “Better late than never” ,India is taking some steps to control this menace .The rate of personal computer (PC) software piracy dropped in 2008 in about half (57) of the 110 countries studied, remained the same in about a third (36) and rose in just 16, according to the BSA-IDC Piracy Study conducted in 2008. However, the worldwide PC software piracy rate rose for the second year in a row, from 38 per cent to 41 per cent, largely because PC shipments grew fastest in countries such as China and India.
The Government of India has taken following steps to control software piracy. In India, the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of software is covered under Copyright Law, violation of which attracts both fine and imprisonment on a mandatory basis. Continue Reading »
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