The Business Software Alliance announced today their latest estimation of usage of illegally copied software. According to BSA, globally 36% of the software used is pirated. In the European Union the number was just a percent higher at 37%, while in the USA the estimation is significantly lower at 22%.
Among key findings:Source: BSA.org
The piracy rate in the Asia/Pacific region was 53 percent, with dollar losses totaling more than $7.5 billion. In Eastern Europe, the piracy rate was 71 percent, with dollar losses at more than $2.1 billion. In Western Europe, the rate was 36 percent, and dollar losses totaled $9.6 billion. The average rate across Latin American countries was 63 percent, with losses totaling nearly $1.3 billion. In the Middle Eastern and African countries, the rate was 56 percent on average, with losses totaling more than $1 billion. In North America, the piracy rate was 23 percent. The losses totaled more than $7.2 billion.