Over 96 percent of retail stores surveyed in Cambodia were selling pirated software with the sale of personal computers, according to research conducted by Microsoft.
Out of 54 computer stores, the company found only 2 stores that were offering legitimate copies of Windows with newly purchased computers.
The high rate of software piracy is attributed to the cost of software. According to media reports, some software packages can cost up to $700 in Cambodia.
Source: Simon Lewis and Hul Reaksmey, “Survey Finds PC Shops Sell Unlicensed Software,” Cambodia Daily, August 19, 2013.