On March 11, 2021, the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) announced the removal of 79,177 content that violated intellectual property rights of its members. According to the entity, ABES removed 56,928 links that violated intellectual property, 19,004 that promoted pirated software, and 110 sites that allowed illegal downloads, only in 2020.
The entity’s initiative allows companies to make complaints about the illegal offer of their products. With the identification of the illegality, ABES sends cease and desist letters to websites and providers to remove such content from their networks. The association states that, in addition to helping its members, the measure helps users to be less exposed to malware, computer viruses, and data theft.
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