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  • China Software Group Introduces Anti-Piracy Technology
  • March 17, 1999 (BEIJING) -- The China Software Association (CSA) recently introduced new anti-piracy technology to enable producers of Chinese software to protect their intellectual property rights.
    The new technology, called DiscGuard, was developed by the U.S.-based TTR Technologies Inc. (http://www.ttr.co.il/)

    A CSA official said that DiscGuard, which reportedly offers an effective means of preventing the pirating of CD-ROM software, cannot be decoded.

    CD-ROMs are widely used by software producers worldwide and are highly vulnerable to piracy. DiscGuard technology involves inserting unique fingerprints on CD-ROMs in order to effectively prevent illegal duplication.

    China's software industry has registered an annual growth rate of about 30 percent over the past 10 years. The software market is expected to reach the level of RMB100 billion (US$12.3 billion) by 2010, when the sector will emerge as one of the nation's main industries.

    Copyright Administration Bureau officials note that introducing advanced anti-piracy and copyright authentication technology from abroad will substantially strengthen China's campaign to prevent CD piracy.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

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    Updated: Tue Mar 16 15:44:24 1999 PDT