Denmark winning the war against software piracy  

2003.06.06
New data from BSA shows that Denmark has Europe's best record for battling software piracy

The annual statement on pirate copying of software from Business Software Alliance (BSA) reveals that Denmark has the lowest level of piracy in Europe. According to BSA, the worldwide average of illegal software installation is 39%, against which the latest figure for Denmark – 24% – should be judged. Since 1994 when BSA made its first worldwide analysis, software pirating has halved in Denmark. BSA's statement does not include pirate copies of games, music and software which is not designed for business purposes.

 

Worldwide, only USA (23%) has a lower piracy record than Denmark. At the other end of the scale is Vietnam with a 95% piracy percentage – only 1 in 20 installed programmes has a valid licence. BSA estimates that software producers lost around DKK 80 billion (USD 12.7 billion) last year through piracy. The news is reported by Computerworld online.

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