Software piracy costs $11bn

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Software piracy costs $11bn

Global software piracy is on the increase costing the industry almost $11 billion, the Business Software Alliance claims.

The worst offender is Vietnam where an estimated 97 per cent of all software is unlicensed. It was followed by other offenders including China where 94 per cent of software is illegal, Indonesia (89 per cent), Ukraine (89 per cent) and Russia (88 per cent).

The Register thinks the sum is inflated