FAST takes anti-piracy education to London police


FAST takes anti-piracy education to London police

Simon Quicke

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is pitching up in the capital next month with the aim of educating law enforcement specialists about the need to prevent software piracy.

The software industry lobby group has already held similar events in other parts of England and Wales and the London initiative will include attendees from Trading Standards and the police.

Sean Rovai, chair of LoTSA IP Crime Group, said that the capital was a digital hub and increasing awareness in London was crucial in the on-going fight against piracy, a crime which is costing the industry millions in terms of lost revenue.
"London is arguably the heart of the digital economy in the UK, so this event comes at an important time as the creative industries help build the UK recovery. It's important that we are equipped with the knowledge that we need to support this crucial sector and protect local businesses trading within the law," he said.
"Software theft threatens to weaken the UK economy and impact upon the creation of local jobs. With FAST we hope to instil a confidence in businesses that London is open to investment and growth," he added.

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