Revulytics Blog

China's anti-piracy efforts

February 11, 2008


After reading this recent article on the success of China's anti-piracy efforts, I realized how difficult it will be for specialized or high value software vendors to see the same gains. The article describes how "China had launched a crackdown and ordered authorities to buy computers with pre-installed legitimate software". In addition, it was also reported that 3,600 enterprises had come under the government’s "scanning". However, the applications they targeted are primarily the ones that come loaded on OEM machines (i.e. Adobe, Symantec, etc.). Buying legit pre-installed software will do nothing to prevent the pirating of specialized EDA, CAE, and other high value applications used to design and produce products in China.

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Michael Goff

Post written by Michael Goff

Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.