Russia Will Probably Legalize Some Software Piracy to Mitigate Sanctions
With no signs that Vladimir Putin intends to stop his military campaign against Ukraine, there are hopes that sanctions will press the Russian president to stop the killing. However, Russia has plans to live under sanctions if necessary, which may include the legalization of some software piracy. There has also been a call to unblock the country’s largest torrent site.
As Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and his military’s horrendous campaign of bloodshed continues, world leaders and people around the globe are hoping that punishing sanctions against the Russian Federation will bring peace to Europe.
These are far-reaching and include measures to restrict Russia’s access to technology. Many companies were quick to respond.
For example, Apple restricted Apply Pay services in Russia then said it had stopped all product sales. Microsoft announced that it too had suspended new sales, with similar measures also taken by Sony and gaming company EA. Software giant Oracle suspended all of its operations in the Russian Federation too but these examples are just the tip of a massive iceberg.
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