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DVD piracy on the decline in Jordan

Jordan's National Library Department (NLD) has said a recent survey has found that piracy in the kingdom is on a downward trend, with around 40% of Jordanians buy or rent pirated DVDs, Jordan Times has reported. "In 2011, the percentage was 94%. This report is positive and reflects more awareness among people on the risks of using pirated copies," NLD director general Mohammad Abbadi told the daily. According to the Arab Advisers Group's 'Jordan Media Survey of Internet Users 2012' report, 45.6% of Jordanians indicated that they rent or buy both copied and original DVDs. "A drop in the use of pirated DVDs is a positive sign that will help reduce the piracy rate in Jordan," he said. "We aim to reduce the overall piracy rate to 25% during the next three years, especially the sale of pirated DVDs and CDs," Abbadi added.