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The Cost of Software Piracy – Windows OS far from No.1 piracy victim spot, Symantec reports

Symantec discussed software piracy in the Report on the Underground Economy study, considering the phenomenon from the perspective of just the public-domain peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol. The report stretches over a period of three months, from July to September, 2008.

“While analyzing data for the report, Symantec observed software piracy that represented over $83 million (USD) in retail costs. Considering that this was only a small sample of the total software piracy occurring over one protocol over a brief period of time, the value is substantial. A study conducted in 2007 estimated the annual cost of software piracy worldwide to be nearly $40 billion (USD),” revealed Symantec’s Teo Adams.

Source:→ Softpedia

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