Business Software Piracy Cases in Australia in 2013

According to the Business Software Association, 16 cases of businesses using pirated software were settled in Australia in 2013. The fines and settlements paid out by the businesses totaled $483,785 (536,050 Australian). The settlements paid out for pirated software was 20 percent higher than the amount paid out in 2012. The BSA reported that almost… Continue reading Business Software Piracy Cases in Australia in 2013

Using Search Engines to Find Free Downloads

According to a study commissioned by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), 74 percent of consumers surveyed in a study stated that they first found a website offering pirated materials through a search engine. 58 percent of searches with keywords such as the movie’s title or names of television shows had links to online… Continue reading Using Search Engines to Find Free Downloads

Number of People Committing Online Piracy in 2013

327 million people around the world was searching for pirated content online, according to a study commissioned by NBCUniversial. The people accessing pirated content accounted for 14 billion page views on websites that were proving content without a licenses. The number of page views was 10 percent higher than the amount recorded in November 2011.… Continue reading Number of People Committing Online Piracy in 2013

AdSense Accounts Disabled Due to Pirated Content

In 2012, Google disabled the AdSense accounts and prevented ads from being displayed on 46,000 websites that was providing pirated content. However, Google also stated in the report “How Google Fights Piracy” that all major search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Google only provides 16 percent of the traffic to bit-torrent and piracy sites… Continue reading AdSense Accounts Disabled Due to Pirated Content

Pirated Software for Sale in Retail Stores in Cambodia

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… Continue reading Pirated Software for Sale in Retail Stores in Cambodia

Pirated Digital Content in the UK

Over a three month period that ended in January 2013, almost 400 million digital files were pirated by Internet users in the United Kingdom. According to a study by Ofcom, 18 percent of Internet users in the UK over the age of 12 accessed a pirated copy of an entertainment service. These files included movies,… Continue reading Pirated Digital Content in the UK

Impact of Malware from Unlicensed Software in 2013

According to a white paper by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft, businesses will spend $114 Billion in 2013 to deal with malware that was installed through the use of pirated software. Consumers will have to spend 1.5 billion hours in total to deal with malware from pirated software. The paper, “The Dangerous World of Counterfeit… Continue reading Impact of Malware from Unlicensed Software in 2013

Security Costs in Nigeria Due to Unlicensed Microsoft Windows

The Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria stated to the media that companies were losing up to 80 percent of their profits due to software piracy in the country. In addition to the lost profit, companies and consumers were force to spend additional time and money in addressing the security problems raised from pirated, unlicensed software.… Continue reading Security Costs in Nigeria Due to Unlicensed Microsoft Windows

Over Half of Pirated Software in India Sold in Nehru Place

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). … Continue reading Over Half of Pirated Software in India Sold in Nehru Place

Pirated Software in Jordan Schools

The National Library Department reported that up to 25 percent of software used in computer labs at small to medium sized private schools in Jordan are pirated copies. Across the entire country, the piracy rate of software in 2011 was reported to be 58 percent. In the first month of 2013, over 95 cases of… Continue reading Pirated Software in Jordan Schools