DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 27, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 70 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

BSA: Software piracy losses totaled $53 billion in 2008

Posted on Thursday, May 14 2009 @ 02:02:29 CEST by

A new study issued by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) claims software piracy was responsible for losses to software companies of $53 billion. The report claims 41 percent of all computer software in the world was pirated last year, up from 38 percent in 2007.
The study, carried out by market research firm IDC for information technology-industry group Business Software Alliance, estimated the resulting losses to companies at $53 billion, though critics over the years have questioned how it reaches that figure.

Last year, the rates of software piracy dropped in around half of the 110 countries surveyed. China followed this general trend, and has seen its software piracy rate drop from 90% in 2004 to 80% last year, thanks to better enforcement and a government push to encourage the use of legitimate software in its computers.
More details at WSJ.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba