Legitimate sales of software higher in Vietnam than China

According to the United States Ambassador to China, sales of legitimate software is higher in Vietnam than in China, despite China having over 15 times the population of China. Software piracy is believed to be the cause for the low level of sales in China, with an estimated 78 percent of all software installed on PCs in the country being pirated copies.

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Rate of Counterfeit Currency in the United States, Australia and Mexico

Counterfeit currency rates are determined by part per million (PPM), which reports how many counterfeit money notes are found in circulation. The United States has as PPM of 6.5 PPM, meaning that authorities discover 6.5 counterfeit banknotes that have been passed as real currency out of every 1 million banknotes. Australia has a rate of 6.8 PPM, and Mexico has a rate of 83 PPM. G-20 nations use a PPM benchmark of 50 as to whether or not the country’s currency system can be considered secure.

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