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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > China Shows a Decline in Software Piracy

China Shows a Decline in Software Piracy

China Shows a Decline in Software Piracy

Added: Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Official statistics say that the amount of pirated software, including operating systems, having been installed in PCs in Beijing has declined in 2009.


The figures revealed by Chinalabs show that in 2009 around 45% of the software installed in personal computers was illegal, which was still a good rate as compares to the previous year, showing 47% of the same. Operating systems has even seen the lowest rate of piracy – only 27%. The research, the results of which prove these statements, was carried out by Chinalabs – a consulting and research company. It was entrusted by Chinese State Intellectual Property Office to do the survey and this week it was finished. The company has published its annual report on the issue of software piracy, and is going to produce the reports for a 5-year period.

Let’s turn to the figures again. The research was conducted through telephone interviews, in which over 1,8 thousand business users and 2,8 thousand personal users participated.

A senior consultant with Chinalabs, Ye Xiumin, announced that according to the results of the survey, the software piracy rate in China looked to have been gradually declining for the past 4 years and was likely to approach that of the such developed countries as the US or Australia.

Ye Xiumin also revealed the statistics which proves the fact of rates having been gradually dropping within the past 4 years. In 2005 China’s piracy rate was on the level of 66%, in 2006 – 63%, after which it experienced a more dramatic drop to 56% in 2007 and 47% in 2008. The piracy rates were also classified by categories to highlight the fact of operating systems’ rate having dropped the most – for over 50% in 4 years, as it was 81% in 2005 and is now only 27%.

Among the reasons indicated for such a drastic drop there are software companies’ initiative to reduce the price of their products and government’s support. For example, Microsoft is selling its Windows in China at a much cheaper price as compared to other countries, so the cheaper genuine products, which are offered by the developers, surely help cut piracy. Moreover, several local companies provide free anti-virus and office software, which is helpful too.

The improvement also owes to the strict government regulations, as after some government bodies had ordered to use only original operating systems in all their machines, the rate reduced a lot, ensuring that government computers use all original versions of software.

May 15th, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-05-15 21:17:20)
1shadowwolf avataryeah but look at what cost, u know its a small thing THERE FRIGGN FREEDOM

posted by (2010-05-15 22:04:20)
ic3m4l3 avatarso wtf"excuse me im calling from bla bla.com wer conducting a servey wud u plz assist?""er yes plz go ahead""well we are studying who has and how much illigal apps are on peoples computers cud u plz tell me if u have if so wat???"""

WTF are they mad??they rang on ther phone or watever u never admit to using illigal software the bafoons jeez the folks of today!!
thanx sam

posted by (2010-05-16 23:34:58)
DangelsAngle avatarThe chinese look at all foriegn goods as simply competition.I dont buy this survey for a second nor do i believe they intend to ever do anything about it.We should do the same to them tariff tariff tariff.Every time we try some lobbyist for a greedy american outsourcer puts a stop to it.Someday i hope well wake up and understand the value of buying domestic products.

posted by Blocked (2010-05-17 06:05:50)
menahunie avatarReally China Labs states software piracy down...
Yea you believe that and I have some really cheap ocean front property in Arizona I'll sell you..
Jeez CHINA is on of if NOT the BIGGEST PIRATE on this planet; least of all government backed hacking and malware..
What is needed is Google pull out; then just blackhole every IP in china. If not that then use these "filters" MPAA, RIAA, and other idiots say work, when we all know they won't.

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