Global PC software theft grew to a record $59 billion. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) released last Thursday 12th May, the Eighth Annual BSA Global Software Piracy Study. For the first time PC shipments to emerging economies outpaced those mature markets, 174 million to 173 million. This turning point underscores how emerging economies have become the driving force behind PC software piracy, which has nearly doubled in value in these markets since 2003. Visit the Global Piracy Interactive Microsite, for more information.