The Federation Against Software Theft has reported a record July, recovering £1.4m on behalf of the UK software industry.
According to The Federation, this is a record figure for recoveries in any single month and brings the total amount it has recovered over the past six years to £7.3m.
John Lovelock, director general of The Federation, said: “The record amount already recovered this year is symptomatic of the ongoing battle we face, one that is not going away no matter what level of education we undertake, and despite the legal ramifications of illegal software use."
"The light at the end of the tunnel is that we are increasingly seeing companies and organisations’ alike becoming determined to put their software assets in order."
“When you consider that the creative industries as a whole employ over two million people and contribute over £11.4bn to our balance of trade, you can appreciate the real threat of piracy and counterfeiting on a global scale and the impact it’s having on our world economy. While globalisation makes it extremely difficult to enforce intellectual property rights across borders, we need to take a strong stance in every country to crack down hard on it and bring this vital trade back into our economy,” added Lovelock.
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