|A pliceman checks computers at one of six companies which are found to use illegal computer software. -- photo courtesy by Business Software Alliance |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Six foreign businesses operating in Việt Nam were discovered to be using pirated computer software, the Ministry of Public Security said.
The police found illegal software installed in more than 500 computers of the businesses.
The illegal software are Lạc Việt, Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk, worth VNĐ6.5 billion (some US$300,000).
The businesses admitted to the violation and committed to uninstalling the illegal software on their computers.
The businesses involved in the violation are Oriental Fastech Manufacturing Ltd. Company, Di Hưng International Limited Company, Dương Bản Design Company and Tỷ Hùng Company, as well as AAA Pharmaceutical Company and Alliance One Garment Company.
The six businesses, which originate in Taiwan, mainland China, South Korea, Switzerland and Thailand, are based in HCM City and the southern provinces of Bình Dương and Bến Tre.
According to the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the Vietnamese government has undertaken strong measures to enhance property right protection, especially whil dealing with the use of pirated computer software, over the last few years.
The effort has helped reduce the rate of using illegal computer software to 78 per cent this year compared with 81 per cent in 2013, the BSA said. — VNS