2009 Global Piracy Report

The Business Software Association has recently released their latest Piracy Study.

According to the study, only 44% of software is paid for, 41% is pirated, and the remaining 15% is free and open source. While piracy is down in many nations, it has increased globally.

The current economic crisis has also impacted piracy. Since more people can’t pay for the software they want/need, they resort to pirated versions more often.

BSA Piracy Study page.

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One Response to “2009 Global Piracy Report”

  1. Interesting. I wonder if the study accounts for business licenses of purchased software too. That would probably indicate that most home users pirate more than purchase.

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