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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Hardware News |

Do not tell me! 57% of the planet uses pirated software

Do not tell me! 57% of the planet uses pirated software

We have always known that the penetration of “trick” has broad coverage among PC users around the world, however, needed to know the exact figure on how many we they really are.

But now the group Business Alliance, where Microsoft and Apple, among others, gives us the results of a survey of over 15 000 computer users in 33 countries, where they were asked directly if they use pirated software. The honest answer was that an overwhelming 57% of users do.

This represents an increase of 42% compared to the data seen last year, so it is estimated that losses amounting to USD $ 63,400 million per year, although we know that the calculation of this amount is assuming that each pirated is potentially a license that was purchased, which is just absurd.

Link: Arrest half the world: More than 50% of computer users pirate software, study Finds (BGR)

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