Software Piracy

Information and statistics about software piracy and sales or downloads of pirated software. Data about the piracy is collected from software companies, industry representatives and other public information sources.

The piracy rate for software, music, and movies in Vietnam is estimated to be as high as 92 percent.


A pirated software copy of Windows is sold in Vietnam for 50 cents.


Software piracy activities in the United Kingdom causes Microsoft to lose $498 Million a year.



Between July 2006 to April 2007, more than 8,300 pieces of pirated Microsoft software were found on British business computers.


Piracy in Russia has caused losses in excess of  $2.1 Billion in 2006 to United States movie, music and other content industries.


55 business were raided by Malaysian authorities in 2007 for using pirated software, the highest ever number of raids conducted. A total of RM 4.5 million ($138 Million) of pirated software and equipment were seized during those raids.


In 2007, 35 percent of software installed on computers around the world are pirated copies.


According to an article in the Financial Times, for every 5,000 Full-Time equivalent employees, £1 million ($1.9 million) worth of pirated software would typically be found in company offices.

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Software piracy causes $14 Billion in losses to software maker Microsoft in 2005