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Posts Tagged ‘Piracy’

  • Nigeria started off with the launch of ntel’s LTE-Advanced network in 2017

    Nigeria: NCC seizes pirated works worth N926 million in Lagos

    September 15, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC seizes pirated works worth N926 million in Lagos

    Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) revealed on Thursday 14 September 2017 that the organisation has seized pirated materials worth an estimated N926 million ($2.572 million) in the last eight months in the Lagos metropolis alone. This is according to a...

  • South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain

    South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain technology

    September 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain technology

    Custos Media Technologies, a South African company that provides a globally effective solution to piracy by outsourcing the detection of pirated content using Bitcoin and its blockchain, announced on Wednesday 13 September 2017 that the company will be...

  • Google and Microsoft to shoot down Piracy

    February 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Tech giants, Google and Microsoft have agreed to clamp down on piracy in the UK. This agreement comes after much deliberation with the UK Government, record labels and film studios according to reports by The Telegraph. With Google and Microsoft both...

  • Two new Assassin’s Creed games this year?

    March 20, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Two new Assassin’s Creed games this year?

    Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, the latest title from Ubisoft in the highly-successful Assassin’s Creed franchise was met with critical acclaim when it launched late last year. A follow-up title is almost a certainty, and rumours have started to build...

  • South Africans “third most likely” to fall for online scams-study

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    Technology giant Microsoft recently opened a Cybercrime centre at the Company’s headquarters in Redmond, US and while the centre is based abroad, it will also monitor cyber security issues across Africa. Cybercrime is often associated with, or...

  • Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    August 8, 2013 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    The software piracy rate in Africa is as high as 80%, according to the latest Business Software Alliance (BSA) figures, and this is placing many businesses across the continent at risk, costing them millions of dollars every year in system malfunctions,...

  • Piracy is Nigeria’s biggest challenge – Microsoft

    September 20, 2012 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Piracy is Nigeria’s biggest challenge – Microsoft

    The pirating of intellectual property has been labelled as one of Nigeria’s biggest challenges by Emmanuel Onyeje, the Nigerian Country Manager for software and technology giant Microsoft. Onyeje said that software piracy has the potential to cause...

  • Piracy remains a problem for unsuspecting customers

    May 14, 2012 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Piracy remains a problem for unsuspecting customers

    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, Top StoriesComments Off on Top Ten pirates in Africa

    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...

  • Kenya fighting software piracy

    April 22, 2011 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Kenya fighting software piracy

    The Kenya Copyright Board is looking to increase its efforts to fight against software piracy in the country. It said that it would battle piracy with vigor in the coming period in order to increase investment potential and crackdown on illegal use of...

  • Don’t be an accidental pirate

    February 23, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Don’t be an accidental pirate

    Most businesses don’t intend to use illegal software, or break the terms of their license agreements, but through a combination of bad planning, inadequate IT policies or simply a lack of awareness, many end up doing so. Software piracy takes many forms,...

  • Software piracy in Zimbabwe, highest in Sub-Saharan Africa

    July 15, 2009 • Enterprise ITComments (1)

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has revealed that software piracy on personal computers (PC) in Zimbabwe is the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa...

  • Sea Pirates delay SEACOM launch

    June 24, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    The increase in pirate activity during April and May 2009, both in terms of intensity and geographical coverage, necessitated a change in SEACOM’s cable installation plans which resulted in a delay in the ready for service date from 27 June 2009 to 23 July ...

  • Microsoft Announces Global Anti-Piracy Day

    October 22, 2008 • Enterprise ITComments (1)

    Microsoft Corp. has announced Global Anti-Piracy Day, a simultaneous launch of education initiatives and enforcement actions in 49 countries on six continents to combat the sophisticated, illegal trade of pirated and counterfeit software...