Software piracy level in Azerbaijan drops, yet still high
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
The level of software piracy in Azerbaijan doesn’t exceed 75 percent, the country’s Copyright Agency told Trend Jan. 15.
Positive dynamics in the reduction of software piracy by 21 percentage points was observed in Azerbaijan from 2005 to 2017, according to the agency.
During the same period, piracy level in the book publishing sphere fell from 61 to 28 percent, and in the audio and video products market - from 90 to 65 percent.
At the end of 2017, the agency registered 667 works of 354 authors.
Last year, 40 online applications of authors for registration of 31 works were received, and the corresponding certificates were issued for these works.
The amount of funds received for registered works and other intellectual property objects for the last year amounted to 3,750 manats, which were transferred to Azerbaijan’s state budget.
In general, since the registration of works started (from 1996 to Jan. 1, 2018), the agency registered 11,554 works and objects of related rights. As many as 177 works of 85 authors of them were registered online.
(1.7001 manats = 1 USD on Jan. 15)