07 Sep '11, 5am

47% of world's PC users illegally acquire software

SINGAPORE: Nearly half the world's personal computer users acquire software through illegal means most or all of the time. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) said the figure is much higher in developing countries. This was the finding from a 32-country study it conducted involving 15,000 PC users, which did not include Singapore. Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region - China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and South Korea - were found to have individual piracy rates ranking among the top 10 of all countries surveyed. The study found that large majorities of computer users in the developing world regularly acquire software through illegal means. They include buying a single license for a programme and then installing it on multiple machines, or downloading programs from peer-to-peer networks - even though they express support for intellectual property principl...

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