USAID and Microsoft Unite in Fighting Software Piracy in Azerbaijan

Mar 30 2010 - 12:03

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Microsoft Azerbaijan signed on March 5, 2010 a Memorandum of Understanding uniting them in their efforts to fight software piracy in Azerbaijan.

USAID Caucasus Mission Director Jonathan M. Conly emphasized the significance of this alliance, stressing that the prevalence of illegal software in Azerbaijan puts businesses and consumers at risk. Conly explained that the first steps would be to train commercial bank auditors from the Central Bank of Azerbaijan to detect use of unlicensed software in banks and businesses nationwide.

Head of Microsoft Azerbaijan Teymur Akhundov noted that the alliance’s objective is to cut the use of pirated software by 10 percent.

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