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.