Posts Tagged ‘anti piracy’

  • Microsoft confirmed yesterday that they have concluded their purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business (image: Microsoft)

    South Africa: Software pirates brought to book

    March 12, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off

    Efforts led by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and Anti-Piracy teams have led to the successful arrest and conviction of local software pirates. In cooperation with the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Directorate Priority Crimes Investigations...

  • Daniel Kamau, Anti-Piracy Lead for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands (image: Microsoft)

    Over 90% of Zimbabwe’s software is counterfeit

    January 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Around a third of the entire world’s PC software is counterfeit, according to latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC), and in Africa, piracy rates range from around 50% in Mauritius to over 90% in Zimbabwe. Despite these provocative...

  • Piracy remains a problem for unsuspecting customers

    May 14, 2012 • SoftwareComments Off

    Piracy is as old as time, and today with more and more people shopping online, it is especially alive and well in the world of PC software. Microsoft South Africa’s anti-piracy manager Monique Ferreira says there are thousands of websites claiming to sell...

  • Top Ten pirates in Africa

    September 7, 2011 • Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released the figures of their latest findings into piracy across the globe, and some statistics are shocking. The global piracy rate dropped by 1 point from 2009 to 42%, meaning that 42% of the all the software in the...

  • HP Nigeria nabs cartridge toner fraudsters

    July 11, 2011 • HardwareComments Off

    Hewlett-Packard Nigeria, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria  (SON) and the police has confiscated more than 23 000 illegal cartridge toner products in a series of raids targeted at several companies in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. During the raid, two suspects...