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Jordan police intensify action against piracy

IN KEEPING with his Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision to convert the Hashemite Kingdom into the information technology hub of the Middle East...

IN KEEPING with his Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision to convert the Hashemite Kingdom into the information technology hub of the Middle East, the Jordanian police raided yesterday a software retailer in Amman for using and trading with illegal software copies. The shop owner was suspected of trading in copied software; and counterfeit CDs containing software such as Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Office 2000, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2000 were found in his offices.

“Combating illegal software is critical to the success of Jordan’s new and dynamic agenda to develop the IT sector,” commented Jawad Al Redha, Regional Director of the BSA (Business Software Alliance).

“The Kingdom has put in place a nation wide legal system that provides for the growth of a technology-based economy.” The BSA’s major role is to raise the public’s awareness on the many ways in which the trading in illegal software harms the economy. In addition to denying the developer, whether a person or a company from legitimate revenue derived from the sale of their applications, illegal copying also hampers the development of the economy because local and international developers do not invest in markets where they feel that they are not protected. “We call upon retailers and companies in Jordan to use only legal software and we are here to address their questions and help them in licensing their software,” said Al Redha.

“Everyone should be aware of the enormous consequences of their actions when they copy software. Jordan has a bright future as a major regional technology player. It has the skillsets, a strong education system, and entrepreneurial spirit, which are supported by the governments vision and initiatives to grow the IT sector.” “The Kingdom’s new direction is launching a new era of expansion for Technology in Jordan,” he concluded.


Amman,13May2001
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