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May 12, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:02pm

INTERNET BLAMED FOR SOFTWARE PIRACY INCREASE

By CBR Staff Writer

The internet is leading to an alarming increase in the pirating of business software and CDs according to a study carried out by the Business Software Alliance and Software Publishers Association. Around half of the 523 million new business software applications sold in the world last year were illegally copied or downloaded, amounting to an estimated $11.2bn in lost revenues. The internet is being pointed to as the main culprit, the increase in digital information making it harder to keep tabs on the software pirates.

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