Monday, December 22, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor
Chinese Motion-sensing VR Glasses Coming On Kickstarter
Kodak Returns To CES With Consumer Product Line
North Korea Suggests Joint Inverstigation With U.S. Over Sony Hacking
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million To Settle Case With FCC
New Trojan Targetted Banks Wordlwide
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
Apple Responds To BBC's Allegations Over Working Conditions In Chinese Factory
Active Discussions
Digital Audio Extraction and Plextools
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Softwar...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Software piracy hits six-year high in Asia-Survey


Business software piracy in the Asia-Pacific region has risen to its highest level in six years, prompting losses of $5.5 billion for software publishers in 2002, an industry body said on Tuesday.

The regional piracy rate rose for the third year in a row to 55 percent of software in use, a level last seen in 1996, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance (BSA) said in a statement.

The first survey in 1994 showed a 68 percent piracy rate.

"The enormous losses in the region due to software piracy are particularly troubling," BSA vice president Jeffery Hardee said.

"If Asia-Pacific countries are to realize the economic benefits software generates in an economy, piracy levels must be brought down."

Middle East and Africa was the most improved region, reducing its rate to 49 percent in 2002 from 80 percent in 1994. The average piracy rate in Latin America fell to 68 percent in 2002 from 97 percent in 1994.

Western Europe had the lowest piracy rate of 35 percent in 2002, down from 52 percent eight years ago.


Previous
Next
Verbatim launches 4x DVD+R drive        All News        Verbatim launches 4x DVD+R drive
Verbatim launches 4x DVD+R drive     Optical Storage News      Verbatim launches 4x DVD+R drive

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA
French Court Tackles Streaming and Download Sites
MPAA Lists The World's Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film Distribution
Search Engines Encouraging Online Content Infringement: MPAA
France Drops Three-strikes Law
Australian Police Sized 80,000 Counterfeit DVDs
Web Piracy Does Not Affect Music Sales, Study Says

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .