Piracy still a problem

Industry experts estimate $50 billion is lost each year due to software piracy. The actual volume dropped slightly over the past year however the Asia-Pacific region is still a problem area which accounts for 60% of the activity. The United States and Japan had the lowest rates of piracy at 20% (link)

China says that they are trying really really hard to reduce the amount of software piracy that occurs but the thriving market is worth $19 billion and accounts for 12% of the country’s software sales. (link)

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