View Full Version : Half of World's PCs 'Use Pirated Software'

09-08-11, 11:00 AM
Almost half of personal computer users around the world get their software illegally, with China's massive market the worst culprit, a report claimed on Wednesday.

A Business Software Alliance (BSA) survey showed 47 percent of PC users globally believe there is nothing wrong with using unauthorised copies of software programs. This includes buying a single licence for multiple installations or downloading programs from peer-to-peer networks, BSA said.

The survey of 15,000 PC users in 32 countries showed Chinese users have the most relaxed attitude to piracy. As many as 86 percent of computer users in the country acquire their software illegally most or all of the time, the survey showed.

Source: Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/half-worlds-pcs-pirated-software-094653815.html)

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