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PAPT checks report, says 3 not 10 firms using illegal software

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Only three out of 10 Northern Luzon establishments were found to have been allegedly using pirated software in a raid conducted in late 2013 by elements of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), a spokesperson for one of the organizations that participated in the campaign said.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

OMB washes hands off PAPT report on firms linked to pirated software

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Optical Media Board clarified Friday that a report by the Philippine Anti-Piracy Team which identified 10 businesses that were allegedly found to have pirated software did not come from the agency and was released without its approval.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tech firm denies use of unauthorized software

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One of the companies allegedly identified by a local team combatting software piracy in the country denied its use of unauthorized software.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

10 businesses found using unauthorized software in anti-piracy campaign

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

In line with its commitment to combat the use of unlicensed software in the country, the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) led by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Philippine National Police (PNP), Optical Media Board (OMB) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), recently conducted 15 crackdown operations across Metro Manila, Pampanga and Bulacan and found 10 businesses using unauthorized software.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bill seeks stiffer piracy penalties

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

Claiming that government efforts to stop piracy “has become an exercise in futility,” a lawmaker is proposing stiffer penalties for individuals caught violating the Intellectual Property Code.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft warns against use of pirated software

Microsoft is criticizing Google as a lousy holiday shopping guide in its latest attempt to divert more traffic to its Bing search engine.

Software giant Microsoft has warned consumers of the dangers of purchasing counterfeit applications, citing a recent study showing that most programs sold through the “gray market” were pre-loaded with malicious software.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Shoppers cautioned against pirated software this holiday season

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Online shopping is becoming more and more popular among Filipinos, what with the growing number of online shopping sites that offer great, cost-efficient deals, especially during this period of holiday rush. As consumers continue to make transactions online, there is greater need to take the necessary precautions to ensure online safety.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US use of Vietnam pirate website under review

In this photo taken on  Oct. 12, Vietnamese record producer Quoc Trung, who is leading a campaign against online piracy, sits after a "Vietnam Idol 2012" show in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. AP PHOTO

The State Department is reviewing a US embassy’s use of a popular Vietnamese website laden with pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual property rights.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Coke, Samsung pull Vietnam site ads

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Coca-Cola and Samsung have pulled their advertising from a popular Vietnamese website notorious for providing unlicensed downloads of Western and local songs, in a rare victory against online piracy in a country where it has grown unchecked.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Al-Jazeera says news service hacked again

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Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news network’s mobile service was hacked on Sunday, four days after a number of its Internet websites came under cyber attack, it reported on its website al-jazeera.net.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cambodia arrests Pirate Bay co-founder

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A co-founder of popular file sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia at the request of Sweden, where he faces a one-year prison term for violating copyright laws, authorities said Monday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google to downgrade pirate sites in search results

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Google Inc. is altering its search results to de-emphasize the websites of repeat copyright offenders and make it easier to find legitimate providers of music, movies and other content.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Kim Dotcom allowed back online in New Zealand

The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, is being allowed back online.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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