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Congress sets up investigation on piracy

Bnamericas Published: Saturday, June 07, 2003
Brazil's congress has set up a formal investigation on the use piracy in the country, thanks to lobbying work done by software association Abes and the international association Business Software Alliance (BSA), Abes said in a statement. The inquiry, which relates to the illegal fabrication of all licensed software products, will last for at least 120 days. Sao Paulo congressman Luiz Antonio de Medeiros was elected to lead a team of 24 investigators. The inquiry team has already set up an e-mail address for the public to report piracy: cpipirataria@camara.gov.br, Abes said. This week Abes and the BSA released figures from a study the International Planning and Research Corporation (IPR), which found that 55% of software used in Brazil last year was pirated.

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