Pirates strangling Africa's growth.

Position:Software piracy - Brief article

Over 80% of computer software now in use in Africa has been pirated, costing governments and the high-tech industry billions of dollars in revenue and stunting growth and progress.

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A workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by representatives of software companies, government and media representatives heard that as Africa turns to information technology for education, to boost development and reduce poverty, it must strongly enforce intellectual property laws if it is to benefit from new innovations. According to...

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