Students have been accused of being the leading pirates of software in Uganda.
James Wasula, the General Secretary of the Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) blames the pricy of software in Uganda, which is common amongst students to high prices of the original software.
In Uganda, software is pirated in two ways where some users have genuine but unlicensed software, while others use counterfeit copies.
Wasula says that they are discussing with Microsoft to reduce the price of software.
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Wasula adds that domestic piracy has become difficult to track because even if pirated copies are tracked through corporate companies and other offices, a good number of users make copies and use them off the internet and are hard to track.
Rovi Mashur, a software dealer at Info-Tech and Computers along Bombo Road, says that most pirated software in Uganda comes with computers which are imported with pre-loaded programs.
Mashur adds that making it difficult to access product keys through the internet could solve a bit of the problem. The UPRS is working with Microsoft