Use of pirated software worldwide

According to a survey by the Business Software Alliance, 47 percent of PC users around the world get their copies of software illegally.

13 percent of reported users in the survey always get their software through illegal means, such as bit torrent sites or installing singe use copies on multiple computers, while 34 percent mostly get their software through illegal means.

Source: Chris Gayomali, “Survey: Half of World’s PCs Have Pirated Software,” TIME, Techland Blog, September 7, 2011.