Haven’t they suffered enough?

01 Jun 2012

Finally, “big ups” to the Microsoft account manager who flew to Baghdad and sealed the deal with Iraq’s first official distributor, Legend Lands.

But in a country with an official piracy rate of 85 per cent, just how much (official) business will they be able to do?

Microsoft’s manager of business development for emerging markets, Rajai El-Khadem, has called on Iraq to pass a new law to protect intellectual property rights.

Even if it is passed, though, Backbytes can’t help thinking that Iraqi police will probably have more pressing issues on their mind. Like staying alive.

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