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Piracy in Developing Countries: Multiple Installation

Piracy in Developing Countries: Multiple Installation

Added: Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The Global Software Piracy Study conducted by Business Software Alliance for the last year revealed that the most common form of piracy in developing economies is over installation, i.e. illegal installation of the legitimate software on many PCs instead of one. This is against the wide-spread misconception that the piracy is mostly bootleg copies.

BSA goes on to single out developing economies in its annual piracy research. This time, the Business Software Alliance accused them of wide-spread multiple installations. They claim that today the most common way residents of developing countries contribute to software piracy is by purchasing a single, legal copy of software and installing it on many computers. This is even practiced in enterprises.

In other words, piracy is not about people buying bootleg copies of programs in the street, or unauthorized downloads of online copies any longer. Today the issue is about people not purchasing enough copies to satisfy the Business Software Alliance. Meanwhile, the top 5 countries engaged in piracy hadn’t changed much: Armenia, Moldova, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Georgia.

It comes to no surprise that the top 5 countries having the lowest rates of piracy are Australia, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Japan, and the US. And everyone understands the reason for piracy – income. While, for example, Luxembourg ranks 3rd in per capita GDP, Bangladesh ranks 195th. Similarly, Japan ranks 38th, while Zimbabwe ranks 226th. Finally, the US ranks 10th, and Georgia ranks 151st.

The Social Science Research Council, an American independent non-commercial outfit, recently published a report saying that piracy can be considered a “failure of affordable access”. Nowadays, high prices for media goods, coupled with low incomes and cheap digital technologies contribute most to global media piracy.

Nevertheless, when talking about the study conducted by BSA, the SSRC questioned why software vendors couldn’t solve the issue by limiting multiple installations, if they realize it’s the main concern in developing countries. While it is of no surprise that the economies with the lowest rate of software piracy have the highest rates of income, the BSA may simply need their statistics to inflate the $60 billion it attributed to the global commercial value of software piracy

May 19th,2011

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Date:  Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Comments (2) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-05-19 19:44:20)
rushabh2886 avatarThank god, I am from india. In india we didn't face any problem of piracy. Our cyber crime department interferes only in money transaction and email fraud. Thats it. If i tell will you. u dnt believe, in my city in every single kilometer area you will get atleast 5 shops selling piracy of movie, music, games, softwares etc. Even beside police station.
But recently they are facing problem of selling, bcoz day by day increasing use of torrents(p2p) like ET and others. Most of piracy sellers and also legal CD librarians gone away due to p2p network.

posted by Turtle (2011-05-20 03:32:29)
bigcow2k avatarand it's no surprise at all that honda and nissan are fcking like rabbits lol..
way to go to the top 5! let the stats do the talking that the software companies are overcharging for their much needed softwares, microsoft being one of the top few.

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