After reading the article over at BT, I believe this year we might be seeing new IP law changes in Brunei. Even though it is my responsible doing research which free commercial software can be encourage to deploy by the company. The local companies behaviors today continue to ignore and pirating software without any fear of getting raid.
Yes, I am very concern about this as a IT Support Technician but no longer care if they don't bother to care and listen. I don't really sees much of them taking these seriously and quite pissed off over insisting me to installed pirated programs so this issue had to go direct to the head awaiting for decision.
The raids can be happen anytime and done by anyone who doesn't like the competitors. It already happen three years ago to EcoPrime Networks Sdn Bhd. No one knows how much fine local Microsoft charge for each PC using their counterfeit products. In Malaysia sale of counterfeit law, it's between RM$100,000.00 and up to RM$500,000.00 offense The news mentions the EcoPrime had over 200 units so it's enough to shut down the company entirely for good.
If you are newly start-up local companies, I really encouraged proper planning using all free and genuine software’s. Be warned that TechOne Global not just only distributing Microsoft products, they are now including Adobe products.