The Vietnam Maritime Administration urged ship owners and maritime companies to implement maritime security plans to ensure safety for Vietnamese vessels operating in waters off East Sabah and south Philippines, reported Nhan Dan newspaper.
Foreign ministers and military chiefs from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will gather in Indonesia on May 5 to discuss increased maritime security amid rising piracy in the region.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has fined a company VND60 million (US$2,600) for posting pirated movies and TV shows, including Hollywood blockbusters, on its streaming website, local media has recently reported.
(VOV) - The proliferation of counterfeit products in Vietnam - from consumer electronics to pharmaceuticals and fertilisers - is slowing the nation’s economic growth and even putting people’s lives at risk.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung proposed strengthening regional, inter-regional and global mechanisms on dialogue and cooperation at a session of the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit that closed in Milan, Italy on October 17.
A Vietnamese representative to the United Nations has called for closer cooperation with international partners to fight piracy.
One of two foreign-language schools that were sued by Tri Viet (First News) Publishing House in HCM City last year for pirating its TOEFL and TOEIC textbooks has issued a formal apology and paid compensation of VND380 million (US$18,095) to the publishing company.
Vietnam recorded a PC software piracy rate of 81 percent last year, down 2 percent compared to 83 percent in 2010 and 85 percent in 2009.
The leader of Somalia's transitional government says his war-torn nation is suffering from the "twin dangers of terrorism and piracy."