Study – 57% of PC users have pirated software

Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A new report from the Business Software Alliance says 57% of all PC owners admit to pirating software. The statistic is based on survey responses, and is being touted as a reason to crack down further on piracy. The report claims the $63.4 billion worth of software was pirated in 2011, a significant jump on 2010′s $58.8 billion, and that developing countries – notably China – are particularly keen on it. Young males are highlighted as the primary offenders. On the potentially bright side, those who pirate seem to own more software in general.

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