Software Piracy goes up by 20%, India registers a decline..

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The worldwide software piracy market has gone up by 20% touching $47.8 billion (~Rs2.02 trillion) in lost revenue in 2007 – and countries that top the list are:

  • US: $8 billion worth of software was pirated in 2007.
  • China: $6.7 billion
  • Russia: $4.1 billion
  • Surprisingly, India’s piracy market has fallen by 2% and we stand at $2billion.

So why this sudden fall in Indian piracy market, especially when PC sales in India is growing at cagr of 20%

“The majority of illegal copying is being done by businesses, usually small and midsize businesses,”… “Although we have seen a decline in the piracy rate in most countries we studied, in those few, very large markets, there is still very fast economic growth, especially among small businesses.” [source]

Or is it that small businesses in India have started buying original copies (can you digest that?I can’t)?
Or maybe India smallbusinesses ares witching to open source software?

Or Online Office?

I don’t know the answer. Do you?

What’s your opinion?

Related: India tops the spamming planet as well as clickfraud universe.

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