Software Piracy Costs $59B in Lost Revenue

Friday May 13th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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The most common type of piracy occurs when companies purchase one license but install software on multiple systems.

eWeek: A new survey by Business Software Alliance estimated that software piracy costs the industry $59 billion, a 14 percent increase. The most common type of piracy occurs when a company purchases just one software license but installs the application on multiple PCs.

Worldwide, 42 percent of installed software has been pirated, but the rate is higher in emerging markets.

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