Business Software Piracy Rate Increases 2%, BSA Reports

Despite reporting progress in combating the theft of business software, the overall rate of piracy increased two percentage points to 43 percent in 2009, according to the Business Software Alliance's annual global piracy study. "Installations of unlicensed software on PCs dropped in 54 of the 111 individual economies studied, and rose in only 19," according to the study, which was conducted for BSA by the IT research firm International Data Corporation.