The ramifications of not protecting software and technology developments can be costly.
Kerio Technologies has asked its African distributor, Ozone IT, to assist in software piracy matters on its software.
The BSA Global Software Survey found there has been a 1% decrease in the use of unlicensed software since 2011, driven by security fears.
Closer collaboration with law enforcement has had a significant impact on securing software piracy convictions, says Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit.
Companies operating in the engineering, graphics and advertising sectors are the top offenders, says the BSA.
The company will add 1 000 staff to its Chinese workforce over the coming year, adding to the 4 500 it already employs in the country.
Many PC users lack a clear understanding of whether common ways of acquiring software are legal, says BSA.
SA is the 25th highest country in the world for purchasing pirated software, says BSA.
A lot of fake software shipments are finding their way into SA and flooding the market, says Microsoft.
The software giant believes the global arena needs stronger IP protection to safeguard the industry's ability to innovate.
The country's piracy rate remained at 35% despite the doubling of the PC market in 2010, says BSA.
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