Wednesday, 22. May 2013 - 07:05
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Romaniaís PC software piracy rate fell again last year, new figures have shown.
It fell two percentage points in 2008, to 66 per cent from 68 per cent in 2007.
But losses in the local software industry increased 65 per cent to 182 million Euros, according to a report of Business Software Alliance (BSA) published on its official website.
"This report attests the impact of efforts to reduce software piracy in Romania. With the economic uncertainty we are going through, it is vital that companies donít bypass the law and use licensed software because otherwise this behaviur would increase risks of a negative impact on businesses and consumers, as well as on the local and global economy," said attorney Magda Popescu, BSA representative in Romania.
Over the past five years a clampdown by business software industry groups and the Romanian authorities has seen Romaniaís software piracy rate fall from 74 per cent to 66 per cent.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
A Romanian woman killed her 8 year-old disabled daughter on Wednesday (yesterday)because she couldn't pay for her care, Libertatea newspaper reports.
Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
A Policeman from Vulcan, Western Romania is currently being investigated for having sex with a minor, the son of his girlfriend, Cancan newspaper informs today (Thurs).
Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
An 85 year-old woman who survived the most cruel and notorious serial killer in Romania some 40 years ago, recently fell from the first floor of her apartment building and she walked away safe and sound, Cancan newspaper reports today (Thurs).
The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
The son of the Board of Administration of Qatar Airlines Akbar Al Baker, was beaten up over the weekend at the launching party of a posh club in Mamaia, at the Romanian Black Sea shore, Cancan newspaper reports.
Majority starts presidentís suspension procedures
A day after the Social Liberal Union (USL) legislators dismissed with a large majority of votes the two Speakers of the Parliament, the Union started today the procedures for the suspension and possible impeachment of President Traian Basescu. This is the second time when the Parliament asks for Basescuís suspension.
Some 177 Roma repatriated by French authorities to Romania
Some 177 Romanian citizens of Roma origin were repatriated on Tuesday night from Lille, France, Romania TV news channel informs today (Weds).
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