Pirated software costs world $51 billion, says study

More than four out of 10 software applications in use around the world are unlicensed or pirated, an IDC study has calculated.The detailed IDC study on behalf of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) industry pressure group paints a picture of sky-high global piracy rates, led by the usual suspect countries such as Vietnam (85 per cent unlicensed software), The Ukraine (85 per cent), China (79 per cent), and Russia (67 per cent).
http://news.techworld.com/applications/3239665/pirated-software-costs-world-51-billion-says-study/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360835/pirated_software_costs_world_51_billion_says_study/

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