Microsoft to Survey Piracy in July
Friday, 27 April, 2007 | 16:20 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: PT Microsoft Indonesia will conduct a survey on several pirated Microsoft software. The survey is planned to be carried out in July.

Anti Sriharati Suryaman, License Compliance Manager of Small Midmarket Solutions and Partner of Microsoft Indonesia, said that the survey was aimed at figuring out the amount of pirated software. The reason for this is that at this time, Microsoft has only heard the amount of piracy from the other party.

“Now, we will hold our own survey to obtain the precise data,” Anti said at the break of the commemoration of International HAKI (Intellectual Property Rights) Day at the Shangri-la Hotel, Jakarta, last night (04/26).

She stated that the data will be utilized for an evaluation that Microsoft set up in order to analyze the way of decreasing the number. Microsoft will invite a third party to do the survey.

According to Anti, within three years the amount of piracy on Microsoft software will decrease by 10 percent. However, Microsoft needs commitment and concept realization from the government in order to fight piracy.

“We do not want it to be only ceremonial. We need law enforcement,” she said.

Eko Nopiansyah
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