Awareness drive conducted to stop software piracy

To prevent the unauthorized use, reproduction and distribution of pirated software and computer programs, Copyright Office, Bangladesh has conducted an awareness drive, in association with Bangladesh Copyright & IP Forum (BIPF). The drive was conducted at the capital’s BCS Computer City, Agargaon and Multiplan Centre, Elephant Road on December 30, 2013 by officials of Copyright Office and BIPF.

While addressing the journalists, Registrar Manzur Morshed Chowdhury said, “We are conducting this awareness drive as part of the regular activities of Copyright Office. We have spoken to several IT professionals and businessmen and have called upon them to stop commercializing pirated software and computer programs.”

“Accurate enforcement of Copyright Law will stop the ongoing illegal vending of pirated software. This will ensure the innovators and creators of their due credits and also inspire software developers to be more innovative in their field”, added Barrister Mishbah.

Copyright Office, Bangladesh circulated a leaflet on software piracy awareness during their drive at the premises.

The two-day long workshop was attended by eminent members of literary and creative field.