According to the BSA (Business Software Alliance) Seventh Annual Global
Software Piracy Study, thirty-six percent of the software installed on
computers worldwide was pirated in 2003, representing a loss of nearly
The study, conducted for the first
time by global technology research firm International Data Corporation
(IDC), incorporated major software market segments including operating
systems, consumer software and local market software.
study found that while $80 billion in software was installed on
computers worldwide last year, only $51 billion was legally purchased.
Download a copy of the BSA/IDC Global Software Piracy Study
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promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the
world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before
governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent
the fastest growing industry in the world. BSA educates consumers on
software management and copyright protection, cyber security, trade,
e-commerce and other Internet-related issues.