Over Half of Pirated Software in India Sold in Nehru Place

in Counterfeit Goods

Nehru Place, a large commercial and business center in Delhi, India, is responsible for generating almost half of all legitimate software sales in the country.

Young children between the ages of 13 to 18 sell pirated copies of the software in front of the legitimate stores for prices a little as $2 (100 Indian Rupees).  The area is thus responsible for up to 60 percent of the pirated software market.

Authentic, licensed software sold in India can cost up to 30 times more than the pirated version sold in the streets.

Source:  Jason Overdorf, “India: Pirates! Caught on tape!,” GlobalPost, March 3, 2013.

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