Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BSA Software Piracy Study: Hong Kong 48 Percent, Ranks Average

Business Software Allicance (BSA) publishes its 2008 study of software piracy: May 2009, Sixth Annual BSA-IDG Software 08 Piracy Study.

With 48 percent, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region whose software piracy ranking is between a country with a low and a country with a high software piracy percentage, causing a loss of 225 million US dollar in 2008 (224 million US dollar in 2007).
"In Hong Kong, 2008 saw the government amend
copyright laws to make it easier for criminal
enforcement against end-user piracy and conduct
more highly publicized raids on infringing hard-disk
loaders. The extension of the government’s Genuine
Business Software Campaign (GBSC) reached 50,000
companies and increased software vendor revenues
from legalization programs."

Percentage software piracy Hong Kong SAR
2008 48 percent
2007  51 percent
2006  53 percent
2005 54 percent
2004 52 percent

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