Illegal software downloads
In the first half of 2014, the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES), removed more than 28 thousand items from the air between advertisements on auction sites, websites and links that gave access to illegal software downloads. The Internet Monitoring action, which has been going on for over ten years, tracks the irregular offers of computer programs owned by the entity's associates.
According to the entity's monitoring results, the removing links was the best performing stock. In the first six months of the year, 18.297 links were recorded, an increase of 39,13%, compared to last year, with emphasis on the month of April, which recorded the highest volume excluded, more than 4.200 excluded links.
Considering only auction sites, the entity eliminated 9.160 ads in the first six months of the year, a jump of 30,9% in relation to the total eliminated in the same period in 2013. Also in that period, 32 websites were removed from the air, for violating the intellectual property right when offering pirated software.
Anyone who wants to cooperate with investigative efforts by law enforcement authorities to identify outbreaks of piracy can do so via the portal Report Software Piracy. Complaints are anonymous and can also be made through the “Denounce Piracy” application, available on IOS and Android platforms.
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