Software Piracy Worldwide

BSA: Pirated software exists in homes, schools, businesses and government offices.

Pirated software exists in homes, schools, businesses and government offices, according to the Business Software Alliance. Software piracy costs software makers some US$13 billion annually.

The Internet is a major channel for pirated software, said Ian Hameroff, security strategist at Computer Associates. "There are lots of bad choices on the Internet," he said. "It is a consistent problem in that there are far too many outlets for users to get unauthorized copies of software."

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