Kenyan Copyright Board Takes Piracy War to Cyber Cafes (Africa Business Daily)

“Cyber café operators within Nairobi are torn between legalising their Microsoft software operating system, shifting to Open Source Code or closing shop all together following the crack down on illegal software. Most cyber cafes in Kenya use Microsoft software. but with no valid licences. Jet Cyber and Dagit Cyber Café in Nairobi are the latest companies to be raided on the suspicion of copyright infringement. The raids on the cyber cafes come after the expiry of the October 30th deadline set by the Kenya Copyright Board. During the raid, 50 computers containing unlicensed versions of Microsoft Windows Office 2003 edition were confiscated. Also impounded were Windows 200 and Microsoft 2003 counterfeit installer CD. The computers were valued at Sh1.5 million while the cost of Windows Os and Office are estimated at Sh1.4 million. …

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