Adobe Systems: Pirated Software Use Rises Several Times in Sverdlovsk Region

16 February 2012 (09:39)

Adobe Systems announced the results of its efforts to protect copyright regulations in the Russian Federation in 2011.

Last year, most of criminal lawsuits involved those installing and selling pirated software. However, these figures went up considerably against the year 2010: there were 632 installing culprits (against 395 in 2010) and 248 sellers (against 161 in 2010). In 2011, 160 criminal lawsuits were also instituted against the end users (against 111 in 2010). The number of lawsuits involving the users who distributed pirated software via the Internet more than doubled and came to 33 suits against 16 in 2010.

Geographically, some serious changes, as far as the offenders were concerned, were noticeable as well due to an increase in the number of lawsuits instituted in the Russian provinces: 92 suits were instituted in Krasnoyarsk Territory (against 52 in 2010), 80 suits were instituted in Novosibirsk Region (against 57 in 2010), 63 suits were instituted in Krasnodar Territory (against 17 in 2010), 50 suits were instituted in Altai Territory (against 17 in 2010), 31 suits were instituted in Sverdlovsk Region (against 20 in 2010), and 451 suits were instituted in the remaining Russian regions (against 247 in 2010).

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