Microsoft Considers it Necessary to Strengthen Fight with Computer Piracy in Azerbaijan
Changes and additions need to be made to the legislation of Azerbaijan to strengthen its fight against computer piracy, the Head of Microsoft Azerbaijan, Vladimir Chaikovsky, stated on 1 November at the seminar Computer piracy and its impact on the economy of Azerbaijan, Trend reports.
According to him, today it is a problem not only in Azerbaijan, but all over the world, involving more than 30% of countries.
Today's event is aimed at bringing to the attention of the users the importance of using licensed quality products. All developed countries abide by the author's rights. The damage from illegal products amount to billions of dollars, he stated.
In addition, Chaikovsky emphasized that from January 2007, Microsoft Azerbaijan will provide free support services for the Company's products.
According to the Head of the Department for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of Microsoft Ukraine, Evgeni Sozanski, lowering the level of computer piracy stimulates the growth of the market of information technology and economy of all countries and the development of national program support.
The event was also attended by the Head of the Author Rights Agency of Azerbaijan Abutalib Samadov, Deputy Minister of Communications & Information Technology of Azerbaijan, Iltimas Mammadov, Head of the State Customs Committee, Aydin Aliyev, and other senior officials.
The seminar was organized jointly by Author Rights Agency of Azerbaijan and Microsoft Azerbaijan.