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$314 million stolen by region´s software pirates

Friday, May 13, 2011

Software piracy in Central America is reckoned to have had a commercial value of $314 million last year, up from $100 million the previous year.

The information is provided by the Business Software Alliance, which represents the fastest-growing sector of the world’s high-tech industry. More than half of the software installed in Central America are pirated, the alliance says.

The worst affected country is Guatemala, where 80 percent of the programs are illegal and the commercial value of piracy is reckoned to have been $106 million last year.

Original source (in Spanish): AFP