It’s not every day that someone freely admits to criminal behaviour. Yet in BSA’s (Business Software Alliance) ninth annual Global Software Piracy Study, more than half of the world’s computer users readily concede they steal software.
What does this mean for Australia? In 2011 the Australian trend in software piracy continues to decrease by 1% each year, over last 8 years. However, 23% of new software installed was pirated in 2011 with the commercial value of this pirated software totalling $739m. Mislicensing of software continues to be a key contributor to this commercial revenue loss in Australia.
What can you do about it?
Anonymously report piracy or noncompliance through the Business Software Alliance, BSA today.