The government is determined to safeguard intellectual property rights (IPR), Minister of Justice Chen Ting-nan (陳定南) said yesterday as Taiwan began a crackdown on pirated computer software. "The Cabinet has targeted 2002 as the action year for protection of IPR," Chen told reporters. "All the 20 district prosecutors' offices under the Public Prosecutors' Office of the Taiwan High Court are tasked with the crackdown." Prosecutors will take action if any evidence emerges of unauthorized software being used in business and government sites, Chen said. The minister signed a deal with Microsoft Taiwan Corp and Symantec Tuesday to buy software products such as Microsoft Office XP and Norton AntiVirus, in order to set an example. The launch of the crackdown came after the US Trade Representative office decided Tuesday to keep Taiwan on the US Priority Watch List for IPR abuse.
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