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Mississippi tops as the no. 1 piracy state

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2002 13:37

Mississippi tops as the no. 1 piracy state According a study published by Business Software Alliance, Mississippi has the worst record of American states in software piracy in business. Nearly half (48.7 percent) of all business software used in the state is pirated.
New York tops the charts by being the "cleanest" state, BSA estimates that 11.9 percent of business software is pirated in there. BSA claims (and we all know that these claims are slightly boosted, whether it is software, movies or music) that pirated business software -- 25 percent of all business software used in the U.S. -- costs American economy $1.8 billion in retail sales and costs more than 100,000 jobs.

Source: The Register

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