TITLE

Pirated Software Widespread

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jul2005, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that as of last year, more than one-third of all software installed on PCs worldwide--35 percent--had been pirated, according to research from International Data Corp. (IDC), which found that dollar losses due to piracy are growing, from $29 billion in 2003 to $33 billion in 2004. The 35 percent figure is actually lower than 2003's figure of 36 percent. The study also found that: Piracy rates decreased in 37 countries but increased in 34 countries and stayed steady in 16 countries. The highest piracy rates were in Vietnam, with 92 percent; Ukraine, 91 percent; China, 90 percent, and Indonesia, 87 percent.
ACCESSION #
17620682

 

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