Oei, ernstig nieuws van onze vrienden van de BSA: 40% van de zakelijke software is illegaal geÔnstalleerd. Check deze info van The Register:
In a survey conducted jointly by both trade organisations, an estimated 615 million new applications were installed across the globe last year, 231 million of them unlicensed.
That figure was up 2.5 million copies on 1997's figure, and represents a cost to the software industry of $11 billion. [break]Opmerking van The Register:[/break] In value terms, North America, the UK, Germany and France all generated a high financial impact, even though the level of piracy was fairly low. That tells you all you need to know about just how high prices are in the West. The level of piracy in Western Europe fell by three per cent over 1997's figures, suggesting that software companies are starting to price their products at a point where fewer users feel they need to pirate software.