Software Piracy on the Rise in Ethiopia
More than 87% of the software sold in Ethiopia is pirated announced the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Organization. An study conducted by the EIPO revealed that most of the software sold in the capital city is pirated or illegally downloaded according to Birhanu Adelo Director General of the organization.
The EIPO has signed a partnership agreement with the Microsoft Company to combat illegal counterfeit software entering the country he noted.
The organization has committed to working with Microsoft to increase public awareness on the advantages of using genuine software including the security and reliability it offers to businesses explained Birhanu.
Piracy will have a detrimental effect on the economy and other national interests claimed Birhanu.Add a comment Add a comment