After foreign vendors stopped selling their programs in Russia, a number of companies ran into problems. But the losses from leaving Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk taken over by the pirates. As the publication noted,Kommersant“, on marketplaces like Ozone and Wildberries there were advertisements for the sale of “perpetual licenses”.
Users can buy Autodesk AutoCAD 2022 for 2500 rubles, and a set of programs Adobe Master Collection 2022 – for 5000 rubles. Previously, an annual license for these programs cost 30-70 thousand rubles. The low price and features of installation and activation indicate that pirated copies of popular products are on sale.
Since sales without physical media are prohibited on Ozon, sellers offer to send a USB flash drive with instructions. The site administration states that it is ready to remove the disputed goods if the copyright holders file a complaint, but so far there have been no complaints.
As the director of the Association of Software Suppliers notes, for companies that have left the Russian market, the fight against piracy will be extremely unprofitable. But they can look for ways to return “in a roundabout way”: through companies from “friendly” countries, removing territorial restrictions.
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