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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”.

The most famous file-sharing service shut down for piracy Ukraine

The most famous file-sharing service shut down for piracy UkraineFile sharing service ex.ua was closed on January 31 as part of a criminal investigation of infringement of copyright and related rights. This is with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said "Ukrainian Truth".

The investigation lasted for about six months and was initiated by international companies, reports the publication to the representative office. In the Ukrainian-language version of the article states that they included Adobe Systems, Microsoft, and Graphisoft.

During a search authorized by the court, were seized computer equipment and a hundred servers, which, according to the Interior Ministry, hosts more than 600 terabytes of data. Also, police questioned 16 service workers. The question of bringing them to justice will be resolved after the investigative and remedial measures.