Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine admitted to piracy

A day after the closure of file-sharing service ex.ua, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine admitted to using unlicensed software, including those owned by Microsoft.

Almost half of the software in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is not a license, said the head of the public relations department Vladimir Polishchuk. “Approximately 47% of the software in the ministry is not licensed. However, Microsoft has informed the Ministry of Internal Affairs. And now the company is in talks with the authorities on the legalization of software” – the words official “Ukrainian Truth”.

Polishchuk also said that the ministry does not buy computers with pirated software since 2006.

Recognition of the use of unlicensed software made the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on news of yesterday’s close, the Ukraine’s largest file-sharing service ex.ua. Commenting on the event, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry hastened to reassure journalists that the agency has not engaged users who post pirated content on ex.ua. Earlier, sharing services Piskova Juris told the media that the Ministry of Internal Affairs are trying to find out personal details such people.

Statements by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and ex.ua contradict each other not only in this. Thus, according to an official press release Ukrainian Interior Ministry, police confiscated 200 servers that contain a total of about 6,000 terabytes of information, while Yuri Piskova insists that ex.ua there are no servers located in Ukraine.

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