Global Software Piracy Study

Sixth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Global Software Piracy Study

2007 Global Study
Click on player above to watch an introduction to the study by BSA President & CEO Robert Holleyman.     mp3 Click here for Podcast.

Working together, governments, software companies, and BSA are making progress in stopping the illegal theft and use of PC software products. But piracy remains a serious problem in all countries. The key findings of this study are:

  • Piracy down in many nations: The rate of personal computer (PC) software piracy dropped in 2008 in about half (57) of the 110 countries studied, remained the same in about a third (36), and rose in just 16.
  • Piracy up on a global basis: However, the worldwide PC software piracy rate rose for the second year in a row, from 38 percent to 41 percent, largely because PC shipments grew fastest in high-piracy countries such as China and India.
  • Dollar losses up: The retail value of unlicensed software — representing revenue “losses” to software companies — broke the $50 billion level for the first time in 2008. Worldwide losses grew by 11 percent to $53 billion. Excluding the effect of exchange rates, losses grew by 5 percent to $50.2 billion.

IDC

Asia-Pacific

Country Press Release Study Video
Asia Press Release videoVideo Introduction
Australia Press Release
China Press Release Study (Chinese)  
Hong Kong Press Release  
India Press Release
Indonesia Press Release    
Japan Press Release    
Malaysia Press Release
Philippines Press Release    
Singapore Press Release    
South Korea Press Release    
Taiwan Press Release    
Thailand Press Release
Vietnam Press Release  
     

Europe

Country Press Release Study Video
Europe   videoVideo Introduction  
Austria Press Release    
Belgium Press Release (Dutch)
Press Release (French)
 
Bosnia & Herzegovina Press Release    
Bulgaria Press Release    
Czech Republic Press Release    
Denmark Press Release    
Finland Press Release    
France Press Release   videoVideo Introduction with Captions  
Germany Press Release videoVideo Introduction with Captions  
Greece Press Release    
Hungary Press Release  
Italy Press Release
Latvia Press Release  
Moldova Press Release    
Netherlands Press Release  
Norway Press Release  
Poland Press Release videoVideo Introduction with Captions  
Russia Press Release   videoVideo Introduction with Captions  
Spain Press Release videoVideo Introduction with Captions  
Slovenia Press Release    
Sweden Press Release    
Switzerland Press Release    
United Kingdom Press Release  
Ukraine Press Release  
     

Latin America

Country Press Release Study Video
Latin America Study (Spanish) videoVideo Introduction  
Argentina Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Brazil Press Release Study (Portuguese)  
Chile Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Colombia Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Mexico Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Paraguay Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Peru Press Release Study (Spanish)  
Uruguay Press Release Study (Spanish)  
     

Middle East and Africa

Country Press Release Study  
ME and Africa   videoVideo Introduction  
Botswana Press Release  
South Africa Press Release  
Turkey Press Release videoVideo Introduction  
Zambia Press Release  
Zimbabwe Press Release  
         

North America

Country Press Release Study  
North America    
Canada Press Release
(English)
Press Release (French)
 
United States Press Release  
     

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Contacts
 

BSA North America
Matt Reid
202.872.5500
mattr@bsa.org


BSA Latin America
Rodger Correa
202.872.5140
rodgerc@bsa.org


BSA Europe, Middle East, Africa
Lisa Randles
+44.207.340.6080
lisar@bsa.org


BSA Asia-Pacific
Juliet Lim
Radiant Comm.
+65-9431 5111
julietlim@radiantcomms.com