Oman drive against piracy intensified

DUBAI - Oman authorities have intensified campaign against traders and companies using pirated software across the Sultanate in a bid to protect intellectual property rights.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 10 May 2004, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:25 PM

As part of the campaign, the authorities raided several companies selling pirated software during the recently held Comex 2004, Oman's leading IT exhibition and seized copies of pirated software. "We sincerely believe that respect to intellectual property rights develops creativity by protecting the rights of software developers. We have achieved significant progress in anti-piracy drives by working closely with BSA," said Khalid Al Ghusaini, head of the department, Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

Oman's successful campaign to combat software piracy has been boosted by the passing of the Copyright Law that ensures full protection to the intellectual property rights of Omani IT companies.

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