Inspectors of the Ministry of Culture and Information and the anti- hi-tech crime police force have discovered Daewoo-Hanel, a Korean-invested company, using illegal software.
While inspecting the company, which is located in the Sai Dong B Industrial Zone, Hanoi, inspectors and police found many illegal software programmes installed in computers of the company staff.
Illegal software included Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Autodesk AutoCAD, Corel Draw, ACD See, Lac Viet dictionary, Symatec Antivirus, Vietkey, WinZip, WinRar and Adobe. According to inspectors, the total value of illegal software used by this company is nearly VND1 billion ($62,500).
This is the first time relevant bodies have checked software copyrights at offices and organisations. The four previous inspections just focused on big IT companies.
According to Vu Xuan Thanh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Culture and Information, the inspection is one of the activities in the campaign to combat software copyright infringement at offices and organisations.